The Work of WHO in the African Region, 2004 - 2005 - Biennial report of the Regional Director
During the period 2004-2005, WHO revitalized and implemented specific policies and strategies for action through its regional and country offices. The WHO Regional Committee for Africa passed 15 resolutions and decisions with relevant application at national, regional and global levels. WHO also aligned its activities with country priorities by completing six additional Country Cooperation Strategies, bringing the total to 45.
With dwindling resources in most countries of the Region and the rapidly deteriorating health situation of the populations, special emphasis was put on mobilization of funds from other sources. The Organization’s improved project management capacities at regional and country levels increased partners’ confidence in WHO. Funding institutions chose WHO as the implementing agency for their country health projects which significantly contributed to Regional Office response to the increased demands of Member States. A total of 36 cooperation agreements were signed (23 at country level) with various funding agencies and partners. Partnerships with the African Union and regional economic communities were also rejuvenated.