The Minister of Health launches the National Health Promotion Strategy 2022-2026
Health news for Saturday September 10, 2022
The Minister of Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu launched the National Health Promotion Strategy 2022-2026, at the second Ghana Health Service Senior Management Meeting, in Accra.
The theme of the meeting, “Promoting healthcare, planning for healthy lives: where health systems meet healthy behaviors”, resonated with the theme of UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 which states “ Enabling healthy lives for all and promoting well-being for all ages”.
The Health Promotion Strategy 2022-2026 is expected to improve the quality of health promotion services at all levels, improve the health of communities in Ghana, and increase collaboration and partnerships for health service delivery.
Mr. Agyeman-Manu in his keynote address said that “The capacity and leadership of the Ghana Health Service to coordinate the development of this meeting and the launch of the National Health Promotion Strategy 2022-2026 is a major step to ensure that we have a roadmap to achieve the integration of demand generation, behavior change and health service delivery It is these essential elements that when effectively planned and implemented, lead to measurable improvements in key health indicators and a healthier society.
During the meeting, the Director of the Health Promotion Division, Dr. Aboagye DaCosta, said the strategy will aim to build healthy public policy, create supportive environments, strengthen community action, develop personal skills and to reorient health services.
He also expanded on the goal of the strategy, to educate Ghanaians on how to stay healthy and to support initiatives in communities that influence health and well-being.
He remarked that this will increase the capacity of Ghanaians to better control and improve their health, to involve the population in the context of their daily lives and to carry out activities aimed at health promotion and disease prevention rather than focus on those at risk. for specific diseases.