SEA/RC61/21 - Follow-up action on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: regional strategy for health promotion
AbstractThe WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia (SEA), through its resolution SEA/RC59/R4 on Regional Strategy for Health Promotion (Annex 1), had urged Member States to strengthen capacity for planning, coordination, management and implementation of comprehensive and multisectoral health promotion policies and programmes. It also urged Member States to document evidence of effective health promotion interventions at national and local levels in order to facilitate development of effective policies; and to adopt alternative, innovative and sustainable sources of financing for health promotion activities with a firm institutional base for management. The Regional Committee also requested the Regional Director to strengthen the capacity for health promotion across the Organization in the Region to provide better support to Member States; to facilitate the establishment of innovative and sustainable financing mechanisms with a firm institutional base for systematic and effective health promotion efforts. It also envisaged a report to be presented on the progress of implementation of the Regional Strategy to the Sixty-first Session of the Regional Committee in 2008. This document reports on action undertaken and the progress made on implementation of the resolution. The Meeting of Advisory Committee (ACM) held at WHO/SEARO from 30 June–3 July 2008, reviewed the technical paper, discussed it thoroughly and made the following recommendations: Action by Member States (1) To collect, analyse and disseminate the evidence–based effective health promotion interventions to influence healthy public policies and intervention programmes; and (2) To identify sustainable mechanisms for financing health promotion activities. Action by WHO/SEARO (1) To support Member States to conduct health promotion programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, and operational research, including research on the social and behavioural factors that influence health outcomes; and (2) To report regularly on the progress of implementation of the Regional Strategy for Health Promotion at the appropriate forum. The paper is now submitted to the Sixty-first Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2008). SEA/RC61/21 - Follow-up action on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: regional strategy for health promotion. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128647