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HEALTH FOR PEACE INITIATIVE. LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT. Senegal. The Gambia. Guinea Bissau. Guinea. CONCEPT. Commitment to address priority concerns of populations through health

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health for peace initiative

HEALTH FOR PEACE INITIATIVE

LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Presented by Hon. Abdoulie M Sallah

Secretary of State for Health, The Gambia

On Behalf of the Sub-regional Initiative

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Senegal

The Gambia

Guinea Bissau

Guinea

By Hon. Abdoulie M Sallah

Secretary of State for Health, The Gambia

On behalf of the Sub-regional Initiative

concept
CONCEPT
  • Commitment to address priority concerns of populations through health
  • Health as bridge linking countries for social and economic development within a peaceful environment
  • Framework for a Sub-regional Initiative

By Hon. Abdoulie M Sallah

Secretary of State for Health, The Gambia

On behalf of the Sub-regional Initiative

background
BACKGROUND
  • The general health profile of the four countries is
  • characterised by:
  • High infant & under-five mortality rates
  • High population growth & fertility rates
  • Low life expectancy
  • High prevalence of endemic communicable diseases (malaria, acute respiratory tract infections, diarrhoea, etc)
  • HIV/AIDS/ and other sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis and meningitis

By Hon. Abdoulie M Sallah

Secretary of State for Health, The Gambia

On behalf of the Sub-regional Initiative

health indicators of participating countries
HEALTH INDICATORS OF PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

By Hon. Abdoulie M Sallah

Secretary of State for Health, The Gambia

On behalf of the Sub-regional Initiative

goal objective of the health for peace initiative
GOAL & OBJECTIVE OF THE HEALTH FOR PEACE INITIATIVE
  • GOAL
  • Build peace in the Sub-region through
  • promoting health
  • OBJECTIVES
  • Strengthen co-operation in health among
  • countries
  • Improve coverage and effectiveness of targeted areas of co-operation

By Hon. Abdoulie M Sallah

Secretary of State for Health, The Gambia

On behalf of the Sub-regional Initiative

features of the initiative i
FEATURES OF THE INITIATIVE (I)
  • Institutional Framework
  • Heads of States Level - Leadership, Political & Financial Support
  • Ministers of Health Level - Policy, Overall Co-ordination, Resource Mobilisation & Agreed Plan of Action
  • Technical Officers Level - Implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation

By Hon. Abdoulie M Sallah

Secretary of State for Health, The Gambia

On behalf of the Sub-regional Initiative

features of the initiative ii
FEATURES OF THE INITIATIVE (II)
  • Responsibilities
  • The Gambia co-ordinates Roll Back Malaria (RBM) actions and activities
  • Guinea-Bissau co-ordinates national immunization days (NIDs)
  • Guinea (Conakry) co-ordinates management of epidemics and complex emergencies
  • Senegal co-ordinates monitoring of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

By Hon. Abdoulie M Sallah

Secretary of State for Health, The Gambia

On behalf of the Sub-regional Initiative

features of the initiative iii
FEATURES OF THE INITIATIVE (III)
  • Overall co-ordination undertaken by Ministers of Health
  • Technical co-ordination through biannual meetings of technical officers
  • Evaluation and reporting on the progress and achievements through annual meetings of partners

By Hon. Abdoulie M Sallah

Secretary of State for Health, The Gambia

On behalf of the Sub-regional Initiative

features of the initiative iv
FEATURES OF THE INITIATIVE (IV)
  • Increasing involvement of NGOs, Private Sector & Research Institutions
  • WHO at all levels (Country, Region & Headquarters) providing support
  • UNICEF providing support
  • UNDP, World Bank, European Community and other Bilaterals actively engaged

By Hon. Abdoulie M Sallah

Secretary of State for Health, The Gambia

On behalf of the Sub-regional Initiative

cross border approach i
CROSS BORDER APPROACH (I)
  • ADVANTAGES
  • Improves health management information systems
  • Disease surveillance becomes more efficient
  • Strengthens common intervention strategies
  • Improves access to effective services by populations
  • Improves interpersonal relations between and among staff

By Hon. Abdoulie M Sallah

Secretary of State for Health, The Gambia

On behalf of the Sub-regional Initiative

cross border approach ii
CROSS BORDER APPROACH (II)
  • CHALLENGES
  • Health Policies not harmonised
  • Different official languages
  • Different political systems
  • Inadequate country budgetary allocations
  • Sub-regional instability

By Hon. Abdoulie M Sallah

Secretary of State for Health, The Gambia

On behalf of the Sub-regional Initiative

proposed budget 2000 2001
PROPOSED BUDGET2000 - 2001

By Hon. Abdoulie M Sallah

Secretary of State for Health, The Gambia

On behalf of the Sub-regional Initiative

progress to date
PROGRESS TO DATE
  • PROGRESS
  • Simultaneous launching of NIDs by countries
  • Heads of State Summit in Dakar, Senegal, second quarter 2000
  • Roundtable Conference in Dakar, Senegal, second quarter, 2000
  • CONSTRAINTS
  • Difficulties in resource mobilisation
  • Different government systems
  • Instability in the Sub-region
  • Co-ordination mechanisms yet to be fully operational

By Hon. Abdoulie M Sallah

Secretary of State for Health, The Gambia

On behalf of the Sub-regional Initiative

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