How results will be achieved: In order to accelerate progress towards the health MDGs, and towards the national priorities and outcomes identifed for health, the UN will support South Africa in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, health emergencies, health systems and non-communicable diseases. This may include support to improve health information systems for more informed decision-making; to build national capacity around non-communicable diseases, immunisation, risk surveillance systems and other public health challenges; scale up proven high-impact interventions to save the lives of women, children and adolescents including through improved reproductive and child health services; build the capacity of the health workforce (including community health workers as part of the PHC re-engineering); and improve the nutritional status of infants and children, including through the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding and improved infant and young child feeding practices. Technical assistance, evidence generation, capacity building and provision of policy options will be the key strategies. The UN will support SANAC, South- South partners, development partners, government departments, the private sector and key civil society organizations.
How results will be achieved: The UN agencies and partners together with government departments will support the review of policies, plans and strategies in relation to poverty reduction and need of young people, women and children. This will be done by providing technical support to review policies and develop implementation plans, and build capacity in order to monitor implementation. This may include the promotion of the integration of nutrition, food-safety and food security programmes at all levels and their incorporation into national development policies. The UN agencies will provide technical support in capacity building at all levels of government and support review and development of policies and legal regulations to be developed for South Africa.