Framework for implementation of the Ouagadougou declaration on primary health care and health systems in Africa: Achieving better health for Africa in the new millennium
Abstract1. The Ouagadougou Declaration on Primary Health Care and Health Systems in Africa: Achieving Better Health for Africa in the New Millennium urges the international community to support Member States to translate the recommendations of the PHC Conference into concrete actions. 2. This generic implementation framework proposes concrete actions that Member States can implement to improve the following eight priority areas contained in the Declaration: leadership and governance for health; health service delivery; human resources for health; health financing; health management information systems; community ownership and participation; partnerships for health development; and research for health. For each of these priority areas, the implementation framework proposes a goal followed by objectives, interventions, potential actions and stakeholders. 3. The interventions proposed for strengthening leadership and governance for health, include institutionalizing intersectoral action for improving health determinants; updating national health policy in line with the PHC approach and regional strategies; updating national health policy and aligning the MOH organizational structure with the PHC approach and regional strategies; updating national health strategic plans to ensure integrated management and provision of comprehensive essential health services; updating or enforcing public health acts and laws in line with the PHC approach; and creating or strengthening mechanisms for transparency and accountability in the health sector.
Regional Committee for Africa, 58. (2011). Framework for implementation of the Ouagadougou declaration on primary health care and health systems in Africa: Achieving better health for Africa in the new millennium. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/1773