Strategic Orientations for WHO Action in the African Region (2005-2009)
Health is now recognized as an essential component of socioeconomic development in the overall global development agenda. This consensus gives renewed impetus to WHO mandate to lead international efforts to improve the health and well-being of populations particularly in the African Region.
During the past five years, significant effort has been made in the African Region in addressing the burden of diseases, poverty, high maternal and child mortality, emergencies and humanitarian crises. This document is a synopsis of the contributions made by the WHO Regional Office for Africa as a result of the implementation of the Strategic Orientations for WHO Action in the African Region: 2005-2009.