The Dominican Republic competes the analysis and strengthening train of the Important Public Well being Capabilities: outcomes help the event of the Nationwide Strategic Well being Plan (PLANDES 2030) – PAHO/WHO

Washington D.C., February 24, 2023 (PAHO): On account of the technical cooperation that the Pan American Well being Group (PAHO) has been finishing up along with the federal government of the Dominican Republic, an occasion was held in Santo Domingo in February to socialize the outcomes of the  analysis and strengthening means of the Important Public Well being Capabilities (EPHF), which made it potential to investigate the scenario of the nation’s well being sector, determine social actors, perform a capability measurement and put together an motion plan with a sectoral and intersectoral agenda that proposes precedence actions with a complete, integrative and multisectoral imaginative and prescient.

Nation authorities authorities attended the assembly, together with the Minister of Public Well being, Daniel Rivera Reyes; the Vice Minister of Collective Well being, Eladio Pérez; the Director Common of Promese/Cal, Adolfo Pérez; the Director of Sectoral Administration, Mariel Meléndez; the Director of Inhabitants Well being Administration, Ricardo Elías Melgen; the PAHO/WHO Consultant within the Dominican Republic, Oliver Ronveaux; the PAHO/WHO Well being Methods and Providers Advisor within the Dominican Republic, Roger Montes; and the Performing Chief of the PAHO/WHO Well being Providers and Entry Unit, Ernesto Báscolo, along with contributors from academia and civil society, amongst different strategic companions.

The Dominican Republic is a part of the primary spherical of nations that dedicated to strengthening their well being techniques from utilizing the EPHF renewed conceptual method, changing into one of many first nations to consolidate the methodological devices and to finish the method by linking the outcomes with nationwide well being insurance policies. The analysis train concerned round 150 actors from greater than 20 technical areas of the Ministry of Well being and different establishments. It allowed for a broad intra- and intersectoral view, which accompanied this course of all through all its levels. 

This course of is the results of decided work, of steady and transformative studying led by the Ministry of Well being itself, which might not have been potential with out the agency political dedication of the authorities and the technical and operational help of a number of actors”, stated Melgen. As well as, Báscolo valued the influence that the event of the renewed EPHFs within the nations is having within the area of public well being observe: “we’re not the identical immediately as once we began this course of; the event of those capacities that we’re all buying for a extra complete imaginative and prescient of public well being, is now much less intangible”.

Lastly, the Minister of Public Well being added that “if public well being has an influence on the stewardship perform, there shall be a earlier than and after right here; however we have now to maintain working. At the moment there’s a new wave of well being sector reforms that we’re managing to strengthen the stewardship perform by the success of the EPHF, which includes a dedication by the ministry and its central, intermediate and native ranges”.

Nationwide authorities highlighted that the completion of such an in depth and exhaustive scenario evaluation -such because the EPHF exercise- has converged with the elaboration of the Nationwide Strategic Well being Plan (PLANDES 2030). It has grow to be a chance to plan, linking each processes and in accordance with the nation’s wants and priorities, the strengthening of the stewardship and governance of the Ministry of Well being, in addition to the efficient train of the well being system and of public well being within the nation. 

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