Community ownership and intersectoral action for health as key principles for achieving "Health for All."

Ardakani, Mohammad Assai; Rizwan, Humayun
July 2008
Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal;jul2008 Supplement, Vol. 14, pS57
Academic Journal
The article describes experiences from countries affiliated in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) of the World Health Organization (WHO), specifically focusing on community ownership, intersectoral actions and building partnerships for health development. The need for urgent and unified actions by all governments, health workers and communities to protect and promote the health of all people was expressed in the Declaration of the Alma Ata in 1978. The strategies of the Community-Based Initiative (CBI) include the empowerment of the community and intersectoral collaboration, improvement of economic status to reach self-sufficiency and partnership with nongovernmental organizations.


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