Developing human resources to meet primary health care needs


This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

Strengthening intersectoral approaches to the reform of health personnel development would ensure its relevance to the "Health for All" strategies. Support for efforts to enhance managerial skills at the district level should ensure the systematic development and efficient operation of the basic health system. Development of intensive, short, practical training programmes with emphasis on skills in effective communication, community organization and facilitation of behaviour change would prepare local personnel of all sectors involved in social development for carrying out their respective roles. Special health education programmes focusing on the role of women in the health care system would be developed in cooperation with the education sector.

Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal