Partnership and Resource Mobilization (PRM)

Mission and core functions

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The mission of WHO in the African Region is the attainment of by all peoples of the highest level of health. As defined by the WHO Constitution: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of diseases and infirmity.".

The core functions of WHO in the African Region are:

  • providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed;
  • shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge;
  • setting norms and standards, and promoting and monitoring their implementation;
  • articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options;
  • providing technical support, catalyzing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and
  • monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends.

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