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Asia Pacific Leadership Forum on HIS was held in Manila, Philippines – June 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Philippines Department of Health, and other partners hosted the Asia Pacific Leadership Forum on Health Information Systems(HIS), from June 13-16 in Manila, Philippines.  Country teams from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam participated in the event. 

The primary objective of the forum was to bring multi-ministerial teams together to develop action plans to implement a country-led process to strengthen national Health Information Systems.  The forum built on ongoing PEPFAR II and Global Health Initiative (GHI) efforts to strengthen national institutions and to accelerate this process through multisectoral advocacy and coordination to improve the policy environment and strengthen national institutions to use quality, timely, accessible health data to improve the delivery of health services.

Central African Republic: health emergency at a crossroads

25 March 2015 -- While there have been slight improvements in the security situation in parts of the Central African Republic in recent months, the country is still in the grips of a major health crisis, following years of conflict and underdevelopment. Only 55% of health facilities in the country are functioning. The country’s Ministry of Health and WHO lead the group of humanitarian partners are working together to fill the gaps in health care and to care for people affected by the crisis. Por cortesía de Páginas web