20 November 2012

Africa: Partnerships in Health Relevant for Better Sector - WHO

Luanda — The creation and expansion of partnerships in health is important in improving the sector's performance and a better cooperation with the main intervening parties.

This is contained in a report from the Regional Committee of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

According to the report that reached Angop during the Monday's session of the 62nd WHO meeting taking place in Luanda, the existence of many actors in the health sector whose contributions are not properly coordinated and aligned with the priorities and plans of the countries, can generate high transaction costs and still produce insufficient impact.

The source adds that in order to avoid this situation, the WHO strongly supported actions intended to maximise the synergies and cohesion among the partners.

Within the context of the United Nations reform, the teams of the world body's regional directors have been providing supervision and assistance to the UN teams operating in African counties.

The note also states that the harmonisation for health in Africa deserves a special mention since it is an innovating mechanism of cooperation among the African Development Bank, the UN programme on HIV/AIDS, the UN Fund for Population and Children, World Bank and WHO.

This partnership, according to the source, has been created with a view to a more coherent and coordinated assistance for the development of policies of health, planning, cost and budget setting and mobilisation of resources and effort for essential interventions aimed at the accomplishment of the millennium goals.

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