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THE VISION OF THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH
All citizens reach their full potential in health contributing to peace, stability and sustainable development in Afghanistan
THE MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH
The Mission of the Ministry of Public Health of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is to prevent ill health and achieve significant reductions in mortality in line with national targets and sustainable development goals and to reduce impoverishment due to catastrophic health expenditure. Also to be responsive to the rights of all citizens through improving access and utilization of quality, equitable, affordable health and nutrition services among all communities especially mothers and children in rural areas Andthrough changing attitudes and practices, promoting healthy life-styles and effectively implementing other public health interventions. All in coordination and collaboration with other stakeholders within the framework of strong leadership, sustained political will and commitment, good governance, and effective and efficient management; in its continuous pursuit to become a ministerial ‘institution of excellence’.
CORE VALUES AND PRINCIPLE
Note: Refer to definitions in the “glossary of key terms” section of this report for a “ fuller” understanding of some of the core values.
Values are the standards or principles that guide an organization and describe what it stands for. They assist in setting priorities, planning interventions and evaluating processes and outcomes. The core values of the Ministry of Public Health are:
Strategic Directions are areas of emphasis that are contained within an organization’s mission and enable it to move toward its vision. The following ten Strategic Directions were identified and reached consensus on at a national multi-stakeholder workshop held in Kabul on December 7 and 8, 2010. Their order in no way reflects their importance.
This section will provide a brief description of each strategic direction including what it encompasses, the current situation related to it and why it is important, followed by Strategic Objectives and Priority Interventions for the next five years that were identified by relevant MoPH personnel and other key stakeholders through a highly participatory process. The strategic planning process will be followed within the next few months by an operational planning process where the priority interventions and activities will be further “fleshed out” and indicators and desired results identified to enable the monitoring and measuring of performance over time.