Initial talks held on ‘Future Proofing’ health system of Mongolia

2019-10-18 12:01:37

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Initial talks with the Ministry of Health Mongolia (MOH) on building a strategic dialogue on the country’s health future took place on October 16 during the mission of Dr Gundo Weiler, Director of the Department of Data, Strategy and Innovation (DSI), the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WRPO), and Ms Amy Cawthorne, Technical Officer, DSI, WPRO, to the country.

The strategic dialogue on health future is a foresight-based process initiated by DSI to enable Member States to prepare health systems for meeting future health challenges through the development of transformation agenda that reflects country's specific context. This work is particularly important in enabling sustained progress towards realizing the vision of the Western Pacific Region to become the healthiest and safest region.

Meetings with Minister of Health D.Sarangerel and Directors of MOH departments resulted in a fruitful discussion raising issues and concerns regarding current challenges the health sector is facing, the latest trends and changes in people’s behavior that might lead to new health problems, technological development and deployment of data and others, and laid a solid foundation for further policy dialogue on future health system of Mongolia.

MOH, with foresight perspective, is already in the process of developing a master plan with vision for 2045. Dr Amarjargal Ya., Acting State Secretary, stated that methodology and approaches proposed by the strategic dialogue will be welcomed by MOH in envisioning the future health sector and developing an effective transformation agenda that will help Mongolia achieve the vision.

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