High-level Regional meeting: Health Systems Respond to NCD
High-level Regional meeting: Health Systems Respond to NCD took place on April 16-18 in Sitges, Spain
The meeting in Sitges acted as a platform to share country experiences, to understand and celebrate successes and to inspire action for accelerated health system transformation to reduce premature NCD mortality and morbidity. During the meeting a collaborative regional report was launched. This report presented a vision for a comprehensive and coherent health systems response to NCDs.
EFNNMA Vice-chair Mervi Jokinen made input into Health Workforce Policy panel in the session “Non-communicable diseases and HRH: A workforce fit for purpose”. The main themes addressed within this workshop were: A more comprehensive health systems response; A better aligned health systems response; and leapfrogging stages of health system development by adaptation of organizational innovation at large scale.
It appeared there was a lot innovative thinking regarding the health professionals’ roles, education and competencies but the ability to leapfrog the stages of existing health system models was challenging. It takes courage to break through status quo of new organizational designs, financing models, as well as building confidence in patient as an expert in designing their own health care.
Outcome statement of the High-level Regional meeting: Health Systems Respond to NCD, available on WHO Euro web site in English and Russian languages - LINK
Health systems respond to noncommunicable diseases: time for ambition (2018), Link Eng
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