Gov’t, WHO reviewHealth Sector performance
By Atimaku Joan
The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), have commenced a multi-stakeholder Health Sector Performance Review to improve performance in the health sector of the country.
The Review was to reach the National Policy Dialogue level to discuss pragmatic strategies for strengthening the performance of health sector for achieving the desired health outcomes of the country based on the review findings of the performance of the Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP) of 2017-2022.
Speaking during the Review yesterday, the Acting Undersecretary in the Ministry of HealthDr Paul Samson Baba said that the strategy would improve service delivery and management of the health sectors .
“The Health Sector Strategic Plan-2017-2022, articulates the strategic approaches and key interventions to guide the Ministry of Health and partners in delivering health services in the country and achieve the three objectives: improving service delivery, strengthening leadership and management of the health system as well as strengthening partnerships,” said Baba.
However,Jessie-Ann Brouillette, Second Secretary in the Embassy of Canada said that reviewing performances was an oportunity for development.
“Performance reviews are important to reflect back, assess and create the opportunity to measure how the sector is doing. It also allows to measure whether we are moving towards the right direction. How we can further improve coordination with the engagement from all relevant partners,”he said.
Brouillette underscored the importance of investment in the health sector by the government and the need for good and reliable data that provides evidence and quality information credible in ensuring assessment of the health service delivery in South Sudan.