Macroeconomics and Health (CMH)

Declaration - Consultation on Increasing Investments in Health Outcomes for the Poor - October 2003

The final session of the 2nd Consultation on Macroeconomics and Health, "Increasing Investments in Health Outcomes for the Poor", saw the presentation and discussion of a draft Declaration. Incorporating major outcomes from the three working groups, the Declaration concluded that countries should continue to be supported in the preparation and implementation of national macroeconomics and health investment plans.

Countries unanimously endorsed the Declaration, pledging to establish and strengthen appropriate national and sub-regional mechanisms and to give attention within investment plans to human resource constraints. The final Declaration was approved by the four chairs of the Consultation, the following Ministers:

  • Mrs Sushma Swaraj, Minister for Health and Family Welfare of India
  • Mr Mwesigwa Rukutana, Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development of Uganda
  • Mr M.N. Khan, Minister of Health of Pakistan
  • Prof. Eyitayo Lambo, Minister of Health of Nigeria