Maximizing positive synergies between health systems and Global Health Initiatives [GHIs]
Report on the expert consultation on positive synergies between health systems and Global Health Initiatives WHO, Geneva, 29-30 May 2008
Publication date: 2008
Number of pages:16
“….In May 2008, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a meeting that signaled the beginning of a broad-based, international consultative process for driving forward the rapid development of global guidance on maximizing positive synergies between health systems and Global Health Initiatives (GHIs). Around 150 representatives from health systems, GHIs, governments, policy makers, donors, funding and other technical experts from multilateral and bilateral agencies, as well as professional organizations, academic institutions, civil society and the private sector attended the two-day consultation in Geneva.
“…..There is little doubt that positive synergies exist between health systems and the GHIs. But are these synergies being vigorously exploited by all stakeholders to ensure maximum, mutual added value? Or are new opportunities for improved public health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries being missed? ….”