Thirty-ninth session


"Strategies for Health for All by the Year 2000"- Monitoring of Implementation of National Strategies, Report of the Sub-Committee, Part II

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered Part II of the report of the Sub-Committee on Programmes and Technical Cooperation on the monitoring of progress in implementing national strategies for health for all by the year 2000;*

         Noting the views expressed by the Sub-Committee and by the representatives during the current session which indicate that significant progress is being made in achieving the goal of health for all;

         Emphasizing that, although reporting on the outcome of monitoring progress in implementing health-for-all strategies is required only periodically, the process should be continuous and comprehensive, forming, with periodic evaluation, an integral part of the managerial process for national health development for all Member States;

  1. URGES Member States:
    (1) to keep up their efforts to implement their national strategies for health for all, through concrete action to reduce or eliminate major health development problems;
    (2) to continue to improve both monitoring and evaluation as part of the management of the national health system;
    (3) to use the information obtained from monitoring and evaluation to review and revise their health-for-all strategies;
    (4) to review the constraints on implementing health-for-all strategies revealed by the monitoring and evaluation of progress, and to adopt the necessary measures to overcome them;
    (5) to review and reorient their national health information system so as (a) to clarify what type of information is needed for indicators that reflect health-for-all values, (b) to strengthen the health information system and (c) to improve the capacity of the health services at all levels to analyse and act on the information being collected;
  2. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to support Member States in overcoming the major constraints on refining, implementing, monitoring and evaluating health-for-all strategies;
    (2) to encourage Member States to share their experiences in achieving progress towards health for all;
    (3) to transmit the progress report to the Director-General together with the comments of representatives.

* WPR/RC39/7

15 September 1988

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