Assessing System Performance for Health Governance – WHO – 28 February 2011

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Assessing System Performance for Health Governance – WHO – 28 February 2011

“The Tallinn Charter (2008) stresses the importance of fostering transparency and accountability on the basis of progress against measurable results. It commits each Member State to strive to enhance the performance of its health system to achieve the goal of improved health on an equitable basis. The analysis of performance for informed decision-making on policy is a central theme of the Charter, linked closely to the message of moving “from values to action”. Countries honouring this commitment will have acted to measure, analyse and publicly report on the performance of their health systems and/or the effects of specific reform measures (Interim report on implementation of the Tallinn Charter, WHO 2011).”

One of the working papers from the first meeting of the European Health Policy Forum

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Tallinn Charter: Health Systems for Health and Wealth. Interim report on implementation of the Tallinn Charter – WHO – 1 March 2011

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Tallinn Charter: Health Systems for Health and Wealth.  Interim report on implementation of the Tallinn Charter – WHO – 1 March 2011
WHO European Ministerial Conference on Health Systems, held in Tallinn from 25 to 27 June 2008.

“5. The report has six chapters including this introduction.  …
6. Following Chapter II, the rest of the report will focus in greater depth on three key dimensions on the Charter:
 assessing health system performance as a way of improving governance and accountability (Chapter III);
 ensuring solidarity and health gain in times of financial crisis (Chapter IV);
 strengthening health systems impact through leadership of intersectoral action to improve health (Chapter V).
7. Although health system performance is the focus of Chapter III in particular, it is worth emphasizing that the fundamental pillar of the Tallinn Charter is the emphasis on accountability for performance. This theme accordingly runs through the whole report.”

“This draft interim report on implementation of the Tallinn Charter is submitted to the European Health Policy Forum for High-Level Government Officials for comments and suggestions. This paper and the comments received during the European Health  Policy Forum meeting will then be submitted to the Eighteenth Standing Committee of the Regional Committee (SCRC) at its third session (Copenhagen, 30–31 March 2011). The final interim report will then be submitted to the WHO Regional Committee for Europe at its sixty-first session (Baku, Azerbaijan, 12–15 September 2011).”

One of the working papers from the first meeting of the European Health Policy Forum

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Strengthening Public Health Capacities and Services in Europe: A Framework for Action – WHO – 25 February 2011

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Strengthening Public Health Capacities and Services in Europe: A Framework for Action – WHO – 25 February 2011

Working paper from the first meeting of the European Health Policy Forum

“The document outlines some of the major challenges to health policies and systems in the WHO European Region, including consideration of public health services and infrastructures. In view of the differences in the way European health systems and public health services are organized, operated and governed, the paper makes a clear statement on public health and health systems, including definitions, boundaries and concepts.

The paper proposes a set of ten horizontal essential public health operations (EPHOs), and sets out the core public health services within each of them. These will become the unifying and guiding principles for any European health authorities monitoring, evaluating or setting policies, strategies and actions for reforms and improvement in public health. The paper highlights the major avenues that the WHO Regional Office for Europe intends to take in order to tackle public health and health system challenges. It concludes by proposing specific actions and measures to move towards the attainment of the objectives set.”

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