Strengthen and align to robust national health strategies and national disease-specific strategic plans

Strengthen and align to robust national health strategies and national disease-specific strategic plans

Strong national health strategies investments in building resilient and sustainable systems for health can be coordinated with domestic and international resources; while individual national disease plans should be aligned and integrated into their respective broader health sector strategies. Capacity development should focus on:

  • Activities that contribute to planning, developing and reviewing national health sector strategies, health systems-related strategies and sub-strategies (e.g., HRH or procurement and supply chain systems), policies, regulations, guidelines and protocols with linkages with HIV, TB and malaria, as well as a broader reach to other health outcomes. 
  • Developing and supporting mechanisms to supervise, monitor and report on the implementation of health sector and disease-specific laws, policies, regulations, including national and other consultative forums.
  • Activities that contribute to financing of these plans, for ensuring financial sustainability of service delivery. 
  • Activities at the local, district, regional and national levels aimed at integrated planning, programming, budgeting and financing health and disease control programs.

For more information on assessing and strengthening national strategic plans go to IHP Joint Assessment of National Health Strategies (JANS) Tool & Guidelines