Health Minister launches WHO India’s New Country Cooperation Strategy | |
Envisioning better health for all Indians, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Government of India launched WHO’s new Country Cooperation Strategy with India (2012-17) along with Dr Nata Menabde, WHO Representative to India on 29 June 2012. Present at the launch were Mr P K Pradhan, Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW); Mr K Desiraju, Special Secretary (Health Administration), MoHFW; and development partners including representatives from other UN agencies, World Bank, USAID, CDC, Norway India Partnership Initiative and Rotary International. Reflecting the shared vision of the two partners, it is for the first time that the Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) has been developed jointly by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India and the WHO Country Office for India (WCO). The key aim of this path-breaking strategy is to contribute to improving health and equity in India. It also provides the blueprint for unleashing India’s role on the global health arena alongside the continued pursuit of health improvement in the country. In this context, it distinguishes and addresses the challenges to India’s potential globally as well as impediments in solving long-standing health and health service delivery internally. To contribute meaningfully to the national health policy processes and government’s health agenda, the CCS identifies three strategic priorities and the focus areas under each priority: Supporting an improved role of the Government of India in global health International Health Regulations: Ensuring the implementation of International Health Regulations and similar commitments Pharmaceuticals: Strengthening the pharmaceutical sector including drug regulatory capacity and, trade and health Stewardship: Improving... [continues]
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