New WHO Initiative for Building State Capability: Strengthening the Ministry of Health Stewardship and Governance Functions
07 June 2023
High-ranking officials at the Ministry and stakeholders from related health agencies have manifested resolute motivation to carry out the initiative
WHO initiates the enhancement of the stewardship and good governance functions at the Ministry of Health, thereby enabling a better healthcare for all. WHO supports the necessary skills development of dedicated teams to carry out, monitor and assess this initiative.
Dr. Anne Johansen, Head of the WHO office in North Macedonia emphasized the novel approach of the WHO to health system reforms according to a unique method - one that tries and adjusts and then monitors the outcome and adjusts interventions again, as needed.
“We have designed this initiative to support the sustainable institutional capacity development of the health sector, which sets it apart from the traditional approach of focusing solely on health systems strengthening projects. We aim to establish a strong foundation for developing the Ministry's stewardship functions to a point where it can continuously improve the performance of the entire health system” confirmed Dr. Johansen.
High-ranking officials at the Ministry and stakeholders from related health agencies have manifested resolute motivation to carry out the initiative aiming to contribute to improving significantly the health outcome for all patients in the country.