IHP+ welcomes four new countries into the Partnership
23 May 2012: IHP+ Global Compact signing ceremony during the World Health Assembly
In a side event during the 65th World Health Assembly, the International Health Partnership (IHP+) welcomed 4 new partner countries: Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia and Guinea.
Ministers of Health from the joining countries signed the IHP+<media 449> Global Compact</media> in the presence of Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr Armin Fidler, Senior Advisor, Policy and Strategy, the World Bank, and many other existing IHP+ signatories.
IHP+ was created to accelerate progress towards the health Millennium Development Goals, with a focus on improving coordination between country governments and development partners to improve health services and health outcomes. The Global Compact represents partners’ formal commitment to put into practice in the health sector the principles on aid effectiveness agreed in the Paris Declaration and Accra Agenda for Action: national ownership, alignment with national systems, harmonization between agencies, management for results, and mutual accountability.
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