OIC Strategic Health Programme of Action (OIC SHPA) 2014-2023
Adopted by the 4th Session of the Islamic Conference of Ministers of Health held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 22-24 October 2013, the OIC Strategic Health Programme of Action 2014-2023 (OIC-SHPA) is a framework of cooperation among OIC member countries, relevant OIC institutions and international organizations in the field of health. The OIC-SHPA aims to strengthen the health care delivery system and improve health situation in OIC member countries especially by facilitating and promoting the intra-OIC transfer of knowledge and expertise in the domain of health.
The OIC-SHPA proposes six thematic areas of cooperation and provides various programmes of actions and activities under each thematic area which are to be undertaken collectively by the member countries in collaboration with relevant OIC institutions and international organizations both at national and intra-OIC cooperation level.In light of the current health status of OIC member countries and the magnitude of their health problems, the OIC-SHPA identifies six thematic areas for cooperation and joint action:
- Health System Strengthening
- Disease Prevention and Control
- Maternal, New-born and Child Health and Nutrition
- Medicine, Vaccine and Medical Technologies
- Emergency Health Response and Interventions
- Information, Education, Research and Advocacy
Under each of these six thematic areas of cooperation, the OIC-SHPA identifies certain programmes of actions and activities to be implemented collectively by the OIC member countries and the relevant OIC and international institutions with a view to strengthening the health systems and enhancing the quality of health services in the member countries.
The first three sections are mainly based on literature review and data-based analytical research on the current situation of health in OIC member countries. These sections provide a base for understanding the recent performance of the OIC member countries in the domain of health. The last three sections are the most important part of the document. These sections provide insights into proposed thematic areas of cooperation; recommend special programmes of action under each thematic area and propose a mechanism for the implementation and monitoring of OIC-SHPA.