WHO in the Western Pacific

Health Sector Development

The mission of the Division of Health Sector Development is to support countries to attain universal coverage of health services for better and equitable health outcomes. Health sector development acts as the foundation that both underpins and unifies public health efforts aimed at combating diseases and building healthy communities.

There was great progress during the period 2010-2011 in promoting the fundamental need for countries to have national health policies, strategies and plans. WHO’s global and regional strategies have been instrumental in supporting countries to formulate national plans and ensure they are followed by implementation and monitoring that will lead to tangible improvements to health service delivery.


Dr Vivian Lin
Division of Health Sector Development