OIC STRATEGIC HEALTH PROGRAMME OF ACTION 2014-2023

The OIC Strategic Health Programme of Action 2014-2023 (OIC-SHPA) is a framework of cooperation among OIC member countries, relevant OIC institutions and international organizations in the field of health.

Title: OIC Strategic Health Programme of Action 2014-2023

Publication Year: 2014

Author: SESRIC

Adopted by the 4th Session of the Islamic Conference of Ministers of Health held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 22-24 October 2013, the OIC Strategic Health Programme of Action 2014-2023 (OIC-SHPA) is a framework of cooperation among OIC member countries, relevant OIC institutions and international organizations in the field of health. The OIC-SHPA aims to strengthen health care delivery system and improve health situation in OIC member countries especially by facilitating and promoting intra-OIC transfer of knowledge and expertise in the domain of health.


The OIC-SHPA proposes six thematic areas of cooperation and provides various programmes of actions and activities under each thematic area which are to be undertaken collectively by the member countries in collaboration with relevant OIC institutions and international organizations both at national and intra-OIC cooperation level.


In the light of the current health status of OIC member countries and magnitude of their health problems, the OIC-SHPA identifies six thematic areas for cooperation and joint action:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 1. Health System Strengthening               

 2. Disease Prevention and Control

 3. Maternal, New-born and Child Health and Nutrition

 4. Medicine, Vaccine and Medical Technologies

 5. Emergency Health Response and Interventions

 6. Information, Education, Research and Advocacy


Under each of these six thematic areas of cooperation, the OIC-SHPA identifies certain programmes of actions and activities to be implemented collectively by the OIC member countries and the relevant OIC and international institutions with a view to strengthening the health systems and enhancing the quality of health services in the member countries.


First three sections are mainly based on literature review and data based analytical research on the current situation of health in OIC member countries. These sections provide a base for understanding the recent performance of the OIC member countries in the domain of health. The last three sections are the most important part of the document. These sections provide insights into proposed thematic areas of cooperation; recommend special programmes of action under each thematic area and propose a mechanism for the implementation and monitoring of OIC-SHPA.                                                                                           

SECTIONS OF OIC SHPA 2014-2023

OIC Vision, Policy and Strategy in the Health Sector

Outlines the key features of OIC health vision and recommendations of OIC Ten-Year Programme of Action (TYPOA) regarding mother and child health care and fighting diseases and pandemics.

Health Situation in OIC Countries

Describes the current status of health in member countries by providing a detailed account of the efforts made by OIC member countries and institutions in the domain of health, progress towards achieving the targets of the MDGs related to health and social determinants of health.

Challenges, Obstacles and Problems

Discuses in length the challenges and major gaps, obstacles and problems facing the member countries in the domain of health.

Thematic Areas of Cooperation

The OIC Strategic Health Programme of Action (OIC SHPA) presents six proposed thematic areas of cooperation in the domain of health: 

  1. Health System Strengthening;
  2. Disease Prevention and Control;
  3.  Maternal New-born and Child Health and Nutrition;
  4. Medicines, Vaccines and Medical Technologies;
  5. Emergency Health Response and Interventions and
  6. Information, Research, Education and Advocacy. 

Programmes of Action

This section proposes a set of programmes of action and activities under each thematic area which are to be undertaken collectively by the member countries in collaboration with relevant OIC institutions and international organizations both at national and intra-OIC cooperation level.

Implementation Mechanism and Monitoring

Proposes a mechanism for the implementation and monitoring along with identification of some avenues for securing the financial resources for the OIC-SHPA.

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