Meeting on WHO Action in Primary Health Care and Health Systems Strengthening, 14-15 April 2009
The PHC renewal process has been marked by a series of international meetings and by the launch of The World Health Report 2008: Primary Health Care, Now More Than Ever at an international conference in Almaty held 30 years after the original Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care. Several technical documents and resolutions have been produced to guide WHO's work on health systems and PHC. The Regional Committee of the Western Pacific Region has called for the Secretariat, in consultation with Member States, to formulate a regional strategy on HSS based on the principles and core values of PHC.
As part of this process, a meeting of expert advisers was convened from 14 to 15 April 2009. The objectives of the meeting were to provide guidance on the following three strands of WHO work: (1) formulating a regional strategy on PHC and health systems; (2) enhancing the contribution of the continuing process of strategy formulation related to health systems and; (3) recommending potential actions WHO could take in cooperation with Member States to strengthen health systems and PHC.