WHO Workshop on National Health Accounts for Pacific Island Countries
Place: Sydney, Australia
Date: 26 Nov, 2007 - 29 Nov, 2007
The Workshop on National Health Accounts (NHA) for Pacific island countries was held in Sydney, Australia, in collaboration with Macquarie University, from 26 to 29 November 2007. The workshop was attended by 19 participants from 10 Pacific island countries, together with WHO health-financing experts and consultants. Observers from the Asian Development Bank, the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, the Joint Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/Korean Regional Centre for Health and Social Policy, and the Government of Tonga participated and contributed to the discussions and output of the workshop.
The workshop successfully met the following objectives:
(1) to increase knowledge, shared experiences and usage of NHA in formulation, implementation and monitoring of national health polices with effective health system financing arrangements;
(2) to identify the key issues, actions and multisectoral approaches to improve the development and institutionalization of NHA in the Pacific island context; and
(3) to acquire the competence to discuss, promote and participate in NHA development and institutionalization based on NHA guidelines and experiences in the Pacific.