Monday, May 12, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Ministry of Health today launched a general strategic plan covering the next ten years, to 2024, and a concurrent plan to address non-communicable diseases or NCDs.
The Director of the Policy and Planning Unit of the Ministry, Dr. Ramon Figueroa, says that this plan expands the Ministry’s view on health and wellness from a official strategy to a complete look at the health needs of the entire population.
The Ministry has previously been focusing on its own impact; Figueroa says they will now shift some of the work to key stakeholders in civil society and elsewhere who may have a fresh outlook.
This, he told us, will help the Ministry become more efficient. Despite being launched only today, the plans are already being implemented, at least in part.
The Ministry will conduct periodical reviews to ensure it meets its targets.
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