PAHO Concludes Consultation Process for New Country Cooperation Strategy in Jamaica

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PAHO/WHO/Thelca White

Kingston, Jamaica, June 14, 2024 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Country Office recently completed a consultation process for developing a new Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) with Jamaica. With involvement from PAHO stakeholders, the June 10 and 13 consultations brought together several government ministries, United Nations agencies, and civil society organizations to build consensus regarding the island’s health priorities for the next five years.

The CCS serves as a medium-term strategic vision, guiding PAHO/WHO’s work within a country to support the national health and development agenda by leveraging PAHO’s comparative advantage for a significant public health impact.

This new CCS, covering the period from 2024 to 2029, builds on the achievements and lessons learned from the 2017-2022 CCS, the health situation analysis of Jamaica, the country’s National Strategic Plan, Vision 2030, the PAHO Strategic Plan, the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, the SDGs, and other global and regional mandates. It also serves as a strategic roadmap for realizing Jamaica’s strategic goals and health priorities based on the specific needs of the country.

A key aspect of the national stakeholder consultation was to collect and incorporate input from health sector stakeholders and promote better coordination to align collective interventions in support of the Vision for Health and Vision 2030 goals.

The implementation of this strategic agenda will reinforce the country’s efforts to improve the health and wellness for Jamaicans and contribute to the regional and global health objectives.