Achieving Sustainable Health Development in the African Region Strategic Directions for WHO: 2010-2015
The Strategic Directions will guide the work of WHO in the African Region for the period 2010–2015. They build on the achievements of the past five years and outline the issues, challenges, opportunities and priorities that should guide the work of the WHO Secretariat in the Region. The Strategic Directions recognize the socioeconomic dimension of health development and propose orientations to address the most serious health problems faced by people in Africa as well as their key determinants. The document focuses on WHO mandate and its core functions, articulating its
role in addressing Africa’s public health priorities, while recognizing the space of other cooperating agencies, funds, partnerships and NGOs that are more involved in strengthening the implementation capacity of national health systems under the leadership of governments.