Occupational health

Global strategy on occupational health for all: The way to health at work

Recommendation of the second meeting of the WHO Collaborating Centres in Occupational Health, 11-14 October 1994, Beijing, China

Partners for the implementation of the Global Strategy

The implementation of the proposed Global Strategy needs a widespread collaborative network to translate policy objectives into practical action. WHO/OCH should prepare an action plan in close collaboration with WHO Regional Offices. The types of action should be chosen with con-sideration for cost-effectiveness and optimal impact.

Other international organizations relevant in the field of occupational health should be invited to contribute to implementation of the objectives of the Global Strategy. For this, systematic dissemination of information, using modem electronic media should be strengthened.

Further activation of the Network of WHO Collaborating Centres is a mechanism whereby the Collaborating Centres direct their activities to support the work of WHOAVHP. The Network of WHO Collaborating Centres has committed itself to providing support in technical and scien-tific activities of WHP. Effective and productive networking can best be built on collaboration that has been established on the basis of the genuine interest of institutions and experts. Conducting joint research projects, car-rying out training activities, or making the network fully operable requires collaboration and good coordination. The Planning Group and WHO/ WHP are therefore expected to take a strong leadership role in proposing programme priorities and facilitating agreement on the division of work between the Collaborating Centres.