Strengthening stewardship and governance.
Strengthen the stewardship capacity of national authorities, ensuring essential public health functions and improving governance to achieve universal access to health and universal health coverage.
Strengthen the leadership capacity of health authorities by establishing new mechanisms or using existing ones, as appropriate, for social participation and dialogue with responsible health authorities and other relevant government sectors in order to promote the formulation and implementation of inclusive policies and to ensure accountability and transparency in the work undertaken to achieve universal access to health and universal health coverage. In order to promote equity and the common good, the policy-making process should include dialogue and social participation to ensure that all groups are represented and that special interests do not prevail at the expense of public health interests.
Formulate policies and plans that clearly and explicitly state the will of the State to strengthen or transform its health system, as appropriate, in order to advance toward universal access to health and universal health coverage. These plans should include defined targets, which should be monitored and evaluated. Establish mechanisms for social participation in monitoring and evaluation, thereby promoting transparency.