Collaboration within the un system and with other international agencies and partnerships.
AbstractThe recognition of health as a key element for sustainable development and global security has resulted in a substantial increase in global resources for health in recent years; these stood at US$ 16.7 billion in 2006. At the same time, the diversity and number of health actors have also increased significantly. With this proliferation of actors in health, WHO, particularly at country level must coordinate its work, through effective partnerships, not only with government authorities and other UN Agencies, but also with donors, NGOs and the private sector, in order to ensure alignment of health strategies and goals and other development objectives. This paper provides an overview of WHO’s collaboration within the United Nations System and with other international agencies and partnerships over the last year. It reflects the Organization’s efforts in collaborating with a diverse and complementary array of partners to improve the effectiveness of the global health community in accelerating the achievement of the internationally-agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals, with particular emphasis on those focusing on improving global health. The views and recommendations of the High-level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting on this agenda item will be submitted to the Sixty-second Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2009). Collaboration within the un system and with other international agencies and partnerships.. New Delhi: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/127741