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A rEViEw oF NatioNal HEaltH PoliCiEs iN sEVEN CoUNtriEs iN tHE wHo aFriCaN rEGioN | BARRY | East African Medical Journal
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A rEViEw oF NatioNal HEaltH PoliCiEs iN sEVEN CoUNtriEs iN tHE wHo aFriCaN rEGioN

S.P. BARRY, A.J. DIARRA-NAMA, L.G. SAMBO, J.M. KIRIGIA, S. BAKEERA

Abstract


Objectives: this paper proposes an analytical framework for assessing compliance of national
health policies with wHo/aFro guidelines.
Data sources: data for this study was obtained from the national health policies of botswana,
Eritrea, liberia, Namibia, swaziland, Gambia, and Uganda.
Study selections: National health policies of seven of the 19 anglophone countries of the wHo
african region were selected for review using simple random sampling method. these include:
botswana, Eritrea, liberia, Namibia, swaziland, Gambia, and Uganda.
Data extraction: an analytical framework derived from wHo/aFro guidelines for developing
national health policies and plans was used in the review. It identifies components which are
pertinent for appropriate national health policy formulation.
Data synthesis: it appears that aspects related to policy content are well addressed. in relation to
the process, there is need for improving the mapping of stakeholders and specifying their roles
and aspects of collaboration; and the implications for meeting broad service and impact targets.
Conclusion: development of health policies needs to focus on all aspects of the analytical framework
with emphasis on improving the articulation for mapping out stakeholders and specifying their roles
and aspects of collaboration; and the implications for meeting broad service and impact targets.

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