2008 - 2009
The Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), maintains a biannual cycle of programming and budget, following the directives of its Governing Bodies. At this time, this office is in the process of preparing the Work Plan for the 2008-2009 period, which is under the general guidelines and framework of the WHO Mid-term strategic plan 2008-2013, the PAHO Strategic plan 2008-2012, the Health Agenda for the Americas 2008-2013, the Millennium Development Declaration, the recommendations of the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, the resolutions of the Governing Bodies, and the binational priorities that can be addressed through the technical cooperation that PAHO can deliver.
The Pan American Health Organization planning, programming and budget system (AMPES) is guided by a results-based management framework and by the need for improved coherence among the three basic planning levels of the Organization, namely:
The PAHO Strategic Plan, 2008-2012
The Program Budget 2008-2009
The 08-09 Work Plan (Operational Planning)
The operation planning at the level of the PAHO/WHO Country Offices is developed through a dialogue with many actors, and closely involves the health authorities, who are counterparts in technical cooperation. In the case of the Border Office, the proposal for the Plan here presented constitutes a first draft to be further developed with a constant dialogue among the health authorities of the Border States, the United States of America, and the United States of Mexico represented in the US-Mexico Border Health Commission and considering the experience of the PAHO Border Office as well as the many partner institutions working on the Border.
It is expected that through such a fruitful dialogue, the present proposal will be reviewed and better aligned to the needs and vision to improve the health situation and the quality of life on the Border. The proposed 08-09 Work Plan with all the contributions from this consultative process will then be reviewed and approved by the PAHO Directing Council (October 2007). Once approved by the Directing Council and depending on the level of resources allocated, the Border Office will make any necessary adjustments in the technical cooperation activities. The preparation of the Border Office 08-09 Work Plan is a collaborative and inclusive exercise involving many partners and allies.