The Work of WHO in African Region 2010
The World Health Organization has defined its contribution to the global health agenda in its Medium Term Strategic Plan 2008-2013 (MTSP). The MTSP articulates 13 Strategic Objectives (SO) and Organization-Wide Expected Results (OWERs) for each SO. The MTSP is being implemented through three biennial Programme Budgets and related operational plans formulated for the periods 2008-2009, 2010-2011, and 2012-2013 respectively.
In May 2009, the Sixty-second World Health Assembly adopted the WHO Programme Budget 2010-2011 as the basis for operational planning across the Organization. Work plans were developed based on the priorities defined in WHO Country Cooperation Strategies (CCS). These priorities reflected those identified by Member States in their national health development plans. This report, The Work of WHO in the African Region 2010, presents the progress made in the first year of the biennium and has been prepared for submission to the Sixty-first session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa.
The WHO African Region Strategic Directions 2010–2015, defined in line with the Millennium Development Goals, the WHO 11th General Programme of Work 2006–2015, the WHO Medium Term Strategic Plan 2008–2013 and WHO’s core functions, provide specific guidance for the work of the WHO Secretariat in the Region. The context within which WHO operated during the year under review was challenging while also providing opportunities for implementing the global health agenda in the African Region. Despite the current global financial crisis and its significant impact on the socioeconomic situation and health funding at country and international levels, many countries and international development partners made efforts to meet their commitments to health funding. The health systems in some countries showed significant improvement, although gaps in leadership and governance, insufficient financing and inadequate health workforce remain major bottlenecks.
The complete report is available in http://www.afro.who.int/en/afro-library-services.html