Monitoring Pro-Poor Health-Policy Success in the SADC Region

Amaya, Ana B., Bagapi, Khuteletso, Choge, Isaac, De Lombaerde, Philippe, Kingah, Stephen, Kwape, Irene, Luwabelwa, Mubita, Mathala, Onkemetse, Mhehe, Enock, Moeti, Themba, Mookodi, Lillian, Ngware, Zubeda and Phirinyane, Molefe (2015). Monitoring Pro-Poor Health-Policy Success in the SADC Region. The Open University.

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  • Sub-type Policy brief
    Author Amaya, Ana B.
    Bagapi, Khuteletso
    Choge, Isaac
    De Lombaerde, Philippe
    Kingah, Stephen
    Kwape, Irene
    Luwabelwa, Mubita
    Mathala, Onkemetse
    Mhehe, Enock
    Moeti, Themba
    Mookodi, Lillian
    Ngware, Zubeda
    Phirinyane, Molefe
    Title Monitoring Pro-Poor Health-Policy Success in the SADC Region
    Publication Date 2015
    Place of Publication Milton Keynes
    Publisher The Open University
    Pages 5
    Language eng
    Abstract

    Monitoring pro-poor health policies at the regional level can support both the countries and the regional bodies themselves by identifying gaps in addressing poverty and health, strengthening the link between regions and member states, holding actors accountable to their commitments and identifying better mechanisms for data sharing, monitoring and evaluation of activities.
    In the area of health, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has conducted important work in understanding how poor health and poverty coincide, are mutually reinforcing, and socially-structured by gender, age, class, ethnicity and location, demonstrated by the key health policy documents that have been facilitated by the secretariat. Yet the time lapse between the formulation of guidelines and policies and their implementation has at times been uneven.
    The “Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration” (PRARI) project seeks to support the development of a monitoring system to measure the contribution of regional governance in the development of pro-poor health policies in collaboration with key stakeholders in the region. This system will build on existing efforts in the region and focus on policy areas such as the social determinants of health; HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria; non-communicable diseases; maternal and child health; human resources for health; pharmaceuticals; among others. Global developments such as those related to the incoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will also be considered.

    Copyright Holder PRARI
    Copyright Year 2015
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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