National Health Programme

V. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAMME

1. PARTICIPANTS

The National Health Programme is a nation-wide undertaking which should involve the whole society, all social systems and organizations operating under these systems.
Bearing in mind the WHO motto: "Think globally, act locally", the NHP is addressed mainly to self-governments and local communities as well as to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) which are very active and whose number is still growing. To this end the ministries and other bodies of the central level administration are not listed as executors of individual targets, however, that does not exempt them from their relevant responsibilities at all levels. These bodies are expected to establish adequate conditions and to stimulate and support activities undertaken by governmental and nongovernmental organizations, groups and individuals. They are primarily responsible for:

2. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR NHP IMPLEMENTATION

The effective implementation of such a broad programme requires that the mechanisms should be established in order:
  1. to disseminate the NHP objectives and tasks in the whole society through:
  2. to elaborate detailed programme and time-schedules for all participants involved in the NHP implementation and to allocate financial means in the budgets of the units responsible for the accomplishment of tasks specified in the Programme,
  3. to give priority to research related to individual NHP targets and tasks and carried out by institutes and research units of all sectors involved,
  4. to provide adequate financial resources for the implementation of health promotion and health education programmes at the local, regional and central levels,
  5. to nominate at all levels, within the sources available, persons responsible for the NHP implementation and development of cooperation with self-governments.

3. MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF OUTCOMES

Monitoring and evaluation of the results play a key role in the effective implementation of the National Health Programme. They will provide the basis for introducing in the Programme necessary modifications and amendments. The elaboration of detailed objectives of monitoring and evaluation of the results will be the responsibility of the professional team for the NHP implementation.

4. FINANCING OF THE NHP IMPLEMENTATION

The National Health Programme specifies tasks for the public health policy to be implemented during the period 1996-2005. The tasks are addressed to the whole society, and particularly to local communities, self-governments and nongovernmental organizations. The tasks of the state administration should be implemented by individual institutions with their own budgets.



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