Policy - National Health Policy

Date:
2008
Published by:
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Published year:
2008
Is the policy document adopted?:
Yes
Adopted year:
2008
Adopted by:
Cabinet
Type of policy:
Health sector policy, strategy or plan with nutrition components

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Goals
Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

Vision
The health sector seeks to support creation of an enabling environment whereby the people of Bangladesh have the opportunity to reach and maintain the highest attainable level of health. With a vision that recognizes health as a fundamental human right the need to promote health is imperative for social justice. This vision derives from a value framework that is based on the core values of access equity, gender equality and ethical conduct.

Goal
The goal is sustainable improvement in health, nutrition and family welfare status of the people, particularly of the poor and vulnerable groups, including women, children and elderly with ultimate aim of their economic and social emancipation and physical and mental well being.

Objectives
The overall objectives of the NHP will be to (i) increase availability of user-centered quality services for a defined Essential Service Package (ESP) delivery along with other health related services, and (ii) develop a sustainable quality health service system to meet people's need. A set of principles, as described below, for attainment of the objectives will be followed:
- Making health service equitably affordable and accessible to all and ensuring an efficient and effective quality health service.
- Innovations in health care, e.g., geographical targeting to benefit high poverty areas, health insurance coverage for the poorer sections of the society, public private partnership, demand-side financing, etc., will be explored.
- Based on epidemiological data and evidence as well as socio -cultural contexts, strategies and interventions of the health sector will be prioritized and addressed.
- Emerging and re-emerging issues will be addressed taking into account the changing pattern of diseases, including those arising out of demographic transitions and environmental concerns.
- Creating health related safety net to ensure supply of service, medicine, equipment, etc., for emergency relief to the disaster affected people.
- Creating and expanding various types of incentive mechanisms/facilities including in - service training, career development planning, etc., for the health professionals.
- Developing capable, motivated and supportive health professionals and workers at all levels with appropriate skill-mix for overcoming bottlenecks to achieve national health goal.
- Expanding the scope of health service provision to include proven alternative health care system (e.g., Ayurvedic, Homeopathy and Unani).
- Establishing an effective linkage with global and regional information network for strengthening health sector's research and systems development.
- Viewing health as central to socio -economic development, public sector allocations to health will be increased gradually with due recognition to transparency, accountability and participation as the hallmarks of good governance for health at all levels.

Reference: 

WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2009-2010

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