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Canada-PAHO Biennial Workplan Budget Funds (BWP) 2012-2013


Canada -PAHO BWP facilitates policy, regulatory and technical, cooperation in the region, while contributing to improving the health status of citizens in member states, including Canada. Proposed areas of strategic joint cooperation are based upon PAHO’s priorities within the Regional Strategic Plan 2007-2012, and selected Strategic Objectives (SOs), together with Canada’s International Health Strategy priorities and the Framework for Cooperation Agreement between Canada and PAHO signed in May 2010. The proposed technical cooperation strategy seeks to share Canadian principles, approaches and expertise to improve health conditions and reduce inequities throughout the Americas. It also seeks to reinforce, strengthen and inform Canadian approaches to issues of common concern.  The total amount of the BWP for the 2012-2013 biennium is $400,600.

 

Objectives/Themes for cooperation
Budget Allocation (US$)
Components

Mental Health

Continue to support CD49/11 Strategy and Plan of Action on Mental Health (2009) by regional capacity building and system strengthening in mental health and substance use reduction policies, training, and plans of action focussed on selected countries and with special emphasis on indigenous and vulnerable peoples;
$130,000
  • Create a consortium of the five WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centres with expertise in mental health. The consortium will function as a mechanism for knowledge and information sharing on materials and best practices
  • Undertake a comprehensive and informed scan of best practices in the region, including Canada.
  • Develop an instrument that will validate the process across jurisdictions and regions, and define specific outcome measures and cost effectiveness through results-based management approach
  • Collaborate on incorporating mental health and substance use prevention and services into the core curricula of all health care programs,
  • Simultaneously collaborate on strengthening mental health and substance use services for clinical, as well as policy and programming development; mental health should not be perceived as being separate from physical illness
  • Support the trend toward multidisciplinary teams of health professionals with defined minimum competencies in integrated mental health service delivery should be further developed
  • Work towards supporting continuous capacity building in primary care to achieve continuity of care (prevention, screening, primary treatment, secondary treatment, and rehabilitation) is of fundamental importance for improved quality of care.
  • Support knowledge transfer and the development of tools and instruments to support evidence-based interventions that reduce the level of complexity in clinical practice is recommended.

Additional elements for the indigenous peoples include:

  • incorporating spirituality and simultaneous interpretation of the bio-psycho-social concept of wholeness, illness, and wellness into culturally competent services;
  • adoption of horizontal traditional health teams with those from indigenous health
  • generation of a sense of security and confidence through adequate communication and language;
  • recognition of autonomy and respect for human rights

 


Objectives/Themes for cooperation
Budget Allocation (US$)
Components

Gender and Violence

Support CD51/12 Regional Plan of Action for the Acceleration of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity (2011) and CD49/13 Plan of Action for Implementing the Gender Equality Policy (2009) by strengthening the health sector capacity to detect, treat and prevent intrafamily violence as a gender-based cross cutting theme within the broader cooperation of strengthening primary health care and mental health, substance use reduction services in selected countries.
$45,000
  • Support the validation and roll-out of the WHO Clinical and Policy Guidelines for the health sector response to partner violence against women (PreVAIL)
  • Assessment of the existing health care protocols/guidelines in one Member State to map out the strengths and weakness of the current health sector response.
  • Train health care professionals.
  • Develop / adapt protocols and other relevant documentation.

 


Objectives/Themes for cooperation
Budget Allocation (US$)
Components

Telehealth/Telemedicine

Continuing Capacity Building in Telehealth/telemedicine for remote areas in the Region and in Haiti.

$60,000
  • Support the validation and roll-out of the WHO Clinical and Policy Guidelines for the health sector response to partner violence against women (PreVAIL)
  • Assessment of the existing health care protocols/guidelines in one Member State to map out the strengths and weakness of the current health sector response.
  • Train health care professionals.
  • Develop / adapt protocols and other relevant documentation.

Objectives/Themes for cooperation
Budget Allocation (US$)
Components

National Regulatory Process

Contribute to strengthening national regulatory authorities in selected countries of the hemisphere in pharmaceutical products and medical devices.

$80,000

  • Conduct an annual Forum in 2012 and 2013 that builds upon the lessons learned and expressed outcomes of the 2011 Forum.
  • Produce and distribute materials that focus on additional themes pertaining to the Canadian regulatory process for biologics (including vaccines), pharmaceuticals and medical devices, throughout the pre- and post-market product lifecycle.

 


Objectives/Themes for cooperation
Budget Allocation (US$)
Components

Food Safety
Contribute to strengthening national regulatory authorities in selected countries of the hemisphere in food safety measures

$16,000
    • Develop a work plan to modernize the food safety inspection systems in the Region of the Americas in collaboration with Centro Panamericano de Fiebre Aftosa (PANAFTOSA).

 


Objectives/Themes for cooperation
Budget Allocation (US$)
Components

Health Human Resources
Ongoing Capacity Building in Health Human resources, policy development, and needs-based planning, in selected countries including culturally-competent indigenous health human resources.

$30,000

$25,000
  • Follow up to HHR Conference of Experts- Indigenous HHR in Canada
  • Ongoing support to Caribbean – HRH Observatory data base and Centre of Excellence/Jamaica and University of West Indies

 


Objectives/Themes for cooperation
Budget Allocation (US$)
Components

Effective Management & Leadership
Coordination and Collaboration among GoC, Collaborating Centres and PAHO.

Effective leadership and direction exercised through improved governance and accountability to advance Canada’s health agenda.

$12,600

 

$2,000
  • Meeting of the 24 Collaborating Centres in 2012
  • Visits to Canada by Jon Andrus for planning, monitoring, evaluation, partnership building etc.
  • PAHO/Canada Portal further developed
  • TCC projects supported with funds separate from BWP
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