Country Cooperation Strategy of the PAHO/WHO with Ecuador for the 2018/2022 period
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The Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is the medium-term strategic vision to manage the cooperation actions with the countries in the context of the national priorities for health and of the regional and global commitments as well. The CCS also aims to achieve synergies and complementarity with other agencies of the United Nations System and other partners for development.
The PAHO/WHO Representation in Ecuador, in conjunction with the Ministry of Public Health (MOH), conducted a discussion process that involved the technical and strategic levels of the MOH and several players from the health sector, other related sectors, from academia and civil society. The outcome of this process is a set of Strategic Priorities and Scopes of Action in response to the national priorities expressed in the 2008 Constitution and the National Development Plan 2017-2021, which in turn are aligned with the regional health strategies featured in the Sustainable Health Agenda for the Americas 2018-2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The identified priorities are a response to the analysis of the country’s public health situation, the recognition of progress made and of the challenges of the health system in order to address the causes of the problems against the determinants of health, strengthening the institutional capability and social participation for the achievement of goals with cross-cutting perspectives for the application of human rights, equity, gender, community and intercultural approaches.