Regional Framework on health in all policies for South-East Asia
AbstractHealth in all policies is a relatively new approach to public health where health becomes a driving force for sustainability of social and economic development. It is a renewal of healthy public policies advocated through health promotion charters and statements at global health promotion conferences. WHO has been requested to provide technical assistance to Member States to operationalize implementation and provide a framework for appropriate actions and advocacy in the South-East Asia Region. The Regional Framework on Health in All Policies (HiAP) for South-East Asia was developed through a series of expert and regional consultation meetings with representatives of multisectoral organizations and communications within WHO and its counterparts in countries during the period December 2012November 2013. The Framework was drawn from the regional context, based on documentation of regional intersectoral experiences in public health programmes and beyond, and country case-studies selected through country level consultations. The process of development of the Framework stimulated better understanding of how intersectoral and multisectoral actions, cooperation and coordination bring changes in addressing not only health issues, but also determinants of health at policy levels. The Framework is intended for multisectoral partners of the Member States of WHO South-East Asia Region; WHO regional and country offices, as well as development partners and agencies who may use it as reference for preparation of operational plans and/or as an advocacy tool.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2014). Regional Framework on health in all policies for South-East Asia. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205765