Informing Policy and Practice
Regional Commitments & Actions
Multiple engagments at the ECSA-HC Best Practices Forum and additional consultation paved the way for the 2018 ECSA-HC Health Ministers resolution on Governance and Equity-oriented Policies for Urban Health. Read more about the consultative process and stakeholder engagement in the Partnership Approach and Results brief.
The Resolution Urges Member States to:
- Establish or strengthen formal frameworks for multisectoral engagements to improve delivery of urban health services;
- Embed implementation research into urban health policy and program to inform ongoing decision making;
- Mainstream health equity aspects in all sectors’ policies and plans; and
- Strengthen urban health systems to respond to the dynamics and specific needs of urban populations.
The following are examples of how the assessment informed action at the country level: