The Transformation Agenda of the World Health Organization Secretariat in the African Region is a vision and a strategy for change aimed at facilitating the emergence of the WHO that the staff and stakeholders want.
It is a result of consultations with staff members within and outside the WHO African Region, and stakeholders from outside the Organization. The Transformation Agenda covers four focus areas:
- pro-results values
- smart technical focus
- responsive strategic operations
- effective communications and partnerships
Each of the focus areas has a set of strategic actions with clear implementation timelines, and is closely aligned with the ongoing global reforms (managerial, programmatic and governance) of WHO.
The Transformation Agenda is bold, ambitious and seeks to engender a regional health organisation that is foresighted, proactive, responsive, results-driven, transparent, accountable, appropriately resourced and equipped to deliver on its mandate; an organization that meets the needs and expectations of its stakeholders.
Putting people at the centre of change is the overarching principle of the 2nd phase of the Transformation Agenda, which was launched in April 2018. Building staff capacity to manage conflicts at the regional and country levels; streamlining technical assistance to countries; implementing a regional policy on job mobility for staff; and organizing the biannual Africa Health Forum are some of the strategic actions which will be implemented as part of this organizational change.
Key success stories toward Transformation Agenda achievements