SEA/RC57/8 - Outline of 11th general programme of work 2006-2015
AbstractThe 11th General Programme of Work (GPW) of WHO will cover a ten-year period from 2006 to 2015 and will be a unique document in many respects. The time-frame of the GPW will permit taking a long-term strategic look at the world and the place of health rather than a short-term status of public health. The GPW would use the tools for ‘futures’ thinking and action, involving forecasting trends, exploring alternative scenarios on the future of health, establishing preferred ‘futures’ and shared visions, and formulating strategies to achieve the visions in the light of the scenarios. The 11th GPW will act as a roadmap laying out different routes toward health. It will benefit from other visionary work such as Health for All and the Millennium Development Goals, as well as concrete issues documented in the recent World Health Reports, publications by the World Bank and other partners and academic institutions. The development of the GPW will involve WHO staff at all levels, as well as consultation with Member States, partners, and external ‘futures’ and other experts. A draft outline of the GPW has been prepared by WHO headquarters, envisaging that the document will comprise 3 Parts and 6 Chapters, where each chapter will include the objective and the rationale for the chapter. It is expected that the structure of the document may undergo changes as the work progresses. WHO headquarters has also proposed the main milestones and dates for different stages in the development of the GPW. The working paper sets out briefly the historical perspective and events leading up to the initial general programmes of work. The working paper was discussed by the CCPDM at its 41st meeting, held in July 2004, which took note of the progress of work and the preliminary draft outline of its broad contents. The subject is submitted to the Regional Committee for noting the progress in the preparation of WHO’s 11th General Programme of Work covering the period 2006-2015. The comments of the Regional Committee will be conveyed to WHO headquarters so that these are kept in view as the process of formulation of the GPW proceeds from stage to stage.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2004). SEA/RC57/8 - Outline of 11th general programme of work 2006-2015. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128774