In this module, we ask two
questions. Click on each to see a summary of the key messages
that answer them.
health personnel work with civil society?
People are the centre
of health systems, but many of them are socially and economically
marginalized. Civil society offers a vehicle for involving people
in their health in a way that complements the technical knowledge
of the health workers.
WHO and health personnel respond to the challenge of working
with civil society?
We need to take a more
decisive and informed role in shaping civil interactions with
the health sector.
We are dealing with the prime
public health concerns of our time. We are focusing on conditions
with a major impact on the poor and disadvantaged... and we are
working alongside a broad range of partners, maximising what
we can achieve together.
G Bruntland, WHO DG Statement,
society, WHO corporate strategy