Strengthening the Turkish National Health Strategic Plan

WHO

Meeting of WHO/Europe, Division of Health Systems and Public Health, and the Ministry of Health of Turkey, November 2012

The Division of Health Systems and Public Health of WHO/Europe has been pleased to provide policy and technical support to the Ministry of Health of Turkey in the formulation of the Turkish National Health Strategic Plan. 

As part of this process, WHO/Europe welcomed to its premises in Copenhagen a delegation from Turkey led by Dr Songül Doğan, Adviser to the Deputy Undersecretary, for consultation meetings that took place on 30 October – 1 November 2012.

This provided an excellent opportunity for the mutual and extensive exchange of information and feedback and allowed the various technical units and programmes of WHO/Europe to make their contribution to the final draft of this National Health Strategic Plan.  The Strategic Plan embeds the new European Health Policy, Health 2020, and reflects the principles outlined in the Tallinn Charter.

It is expected that this collaboration will help to strengthen the health system of Turkey and influence the shape and design of health policy and intervention in this WHO Member State in the future.