227. Promoting human capacities: (i) Education with emphasis on primary school; (ii) health with emphasis on primary health care, immunizations, ARIs [Infecciones Respiratorias Agudas—IRAs), DDAs [Enfermedades Diarreícas Agudas—EDAs), care for mothers, elimination of endemic diseases and promotion of nutrition; and (iii) basic sanitation with emphasis on rural areas
359. The priority of the BPRS in health coincides with the main objective of Health
Reform: to reduce maternal-child mortality rates and control the major endemic diseases.
Five courses of action were identified to achieve this objective:
(a) efficient management of human resources;
(b) expansion of the health insurance system;
(c) control of transmissible diseases and strengthening of the epidemiological surveillance system;
(d) improvement of nutritional quality and status of the population; and
(e) development of the cross-cultural approach in health.
Matrix 5.7 describes the strategic actions given priority in the action plan, regulatory instruments and responsible institutions