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Source: World Health Organization (WHO)
24 October 2002
Summary of the WHO Strategy in the Occupied Palestinian Territory


1. RELATIONSHIPS

Goal

Keep line of communication open, create platforms for dialogue and take advantages of all opportunities to advocate for open talk and collaboration between Palestinian and Israeli health professionals, NGOs and health institutions.

Indicator

Newsletters published, training/research activities, setting up and functioning of a coordinating body on key health issues (e.g. access, nutrition, psychological trauma, communicable diseases, etc.) between professionals of both sides

2. INFORMATION

Goal

Support decision-making capacities by improving information availability and information flow on health through information collection, synthesis and analysis, dissemination and feedback

Indicator

    • Regular reporting on the current health situation as well as the ongoing emergency response
    • Health survey findings
    • Use of WHO HART/Healthinforum WEB

3. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Goal

Support the MoH in formulating and implementing national health policy according to the principle of equity and sustainability and advocate for health to be considered as a top national priority

Reinforce MoH leadership in the health field and at the same time establish working relations with non-profit and other health providers to contribute to the development of a comprehensive and sustainable welfare mix for the health sector

Ensure that humanitarian assistance is in line with the international standards and local priorities and does not compromise future health development

Develop local competency through technical assistance in specific key health areas such as Communicable Diseases, Mental Health, Nutrition, Essential Drug, Environmental Health

Indicator

    • WHO inputs in the Health sector review
    • Policy document produced, addressing equity and sustainability
    • Consensus reached on: framework of work, technical guidelines and procedures among the different health service providers initiatives
    • Equitable and sustainable humanitarian assistance
    • Health intervention in line with the international standards
    • Policy and strategy inputs in the key health areas
    • Capacity building initiatives

4. COORDINATION

Goal

Support and strengthen the Ministry of Health's capacity to lead and coordinate the health sector

Ensure that emergency health coordination structures and activities support existing health coordination mechanisms such as the Health Sector Working Group and its steering committee, the Core Group on Health

Within the UN system and with multilateral/bilateral institutions including donors, promote multi-agency planning and collaboration and fulfil the WHO responsibility for ensuring appropriate health care

Indicator

    • Emergency coordination meeting with MoH active role (biweekly)
    • Core Group on Health meeting with MoH active role (monthly)
    • Thematic group meeting with MoH active role (monthly)
    • Health Sector Working Group meeting with MoH active role (twice a year)
    • UN coordination meeting (monthly)

5. ACCESS

Goal

Advocate and negotiate for secure humanitarian assistance, Palestinian Health providers and patients access, neutrality and protection of health workers, and the operation of services and structures as integral parts of the public health provision.

Indicator

    • Public statements, interventions, publications
    • Negotiation intervention

6. SUPPLY

Goal

Ensure through advocacy, information and coordination that the main supplies are available for the health service providers and fill the gaps giving the priority to the public health items

Indicator

    • Supplies delivered according to plans


from OCHA/RELIEF WEB

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