Developing the National Health 2020 Strategy in North Macedonia (2019)



2019, xi + 79 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 5420 1
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The WHO Regional Office for Europe is systematizing evidence on developing and implementing national health policy to promote and facilitate the implementation of Health 2020. This case study, part of the series on the development and implementation of national health policy, presents the experience of North Macedonia in developing its first national health strategy, the National Health 2020 Strategy, enacted by its government in 2016. The study describes a series of factors and actions over three years that enabled a comprehensive national health strategy and operational plan to be enacted to guide further health developments to 2020 and represent the first cornerstone of the country’s roadmap towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. It seeks to reflect on what has worked, on the critical elements of the progress to date and the innovation and creativity used in the process.