What is the Libreville Declaration? - Clim

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THE LIBREVILLE DECLARATION ON
HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT IN
AFRICA
ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL RISK FACTORS TO HUMAN HEALTH
AND ECOSYSTEM INTEGRITY
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What is the Libreville Declaration?
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The Libreville Declaration on Health and Environment
in Africa, is a policy statement that provides a cohesive
and integrated framework to coherently address health
and environment linkages.
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The Libreville Declaration is the overarching framework
under which health and environment linkages will be
addressed coherently.
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The Libreville Declaration is a set of 11 priority actions
to which 52 African Governments committed
themselves to, in order to protect health and preserve
ecosystems
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The 11 priority actions (1)
Governments committed to:
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Establishing a health-and-environment strategic alliance as
the basis for plans of joint action.
Integrating health and environment linkages into policies,
strategies, regulations and national development plans.
Implementing Priority Intersectoral Programmes at all
levels, aiming to accelerate achievement of Millennium
Development Goals.
Establishing or strengthening health and environment
institutions.
Supporting knowledge acquisition and management to
identify knowledge gaps and research priorities
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The 11 priority actions (1)
Governments committed to:
6. Establishing or strengthening systems for health and environment
surveillance to identify emerging risks, in order to manage them better.
7. Enforcing compliance with international conventions.
8. Setting up national monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to assess
performance in implementing priority programmes.
9. Instituting the practice of systematic assessment of health and
environment risks.
10.Developing partnerships for targeted and specific advocacy on health and
environment issues.
11. Achieving a balance in the allocation of national budgetary resources for
Intersectoral health-and-environment programmes.
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The implementation Process at the
country level
• The LD implementation process has three main
phases at the country level:
i. Situation analysis and needs assessment (SANA),
ii. Development of national plans of joint action (NPJA)
and
iii. Implementation, monitoring and evaluation
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Inception Workshop for the implementation of the Libreville Declaration
Rwanda, Kigali 2 -3 April 2013
Implementation Tools
• WHO and its partners have developed tools and
methodologies to guide countries on the above
implementation phases.
• These tools include:
 The SANA guide
 The SANA data management system (HELDS)
 The Guide for the preparation of National plans for joint actions
(NPJA)
 The guide for assessment of inter-sectoral priority actions
 The monitoring and evaluation framework.
 Framework of Public Heath adaptation to Climate Change
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Inception Workshop for the implementation of the Libreville Declaration
Rwanda, Kigali 2 -3 April 2013
Implementation Status in the African Region
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Inception Workshop for the implementation of the Libreville Declaration
Rwanda, Kigali 2 -3 April 2013
Role of the HWCO
• Completion of SANA in all countries by 2014 is a milestone of the
RD strategic direction 2010-2015.
• Advocate with national authorities to ensure that the
management of environmental determinants to health are taken
into account in National Health Policies Strategies and Plans.
• Ensure that the implementation of the LD is reflected in the
operational plans (Plan a top task on LD in the WCO biennial
workplan)
• Advocate with sister UN agencies and other partners to take
into account the management of environmental determinants of
health in their development assistance policies and strategies
(UNDAF)
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Inception Workshop for the implementation of the Libreville Declaration
Rwanda, Kigali 2 -3 April 2013
Next steps
• The 3rd Interministerial Conference on Health and
Environment will be held in December 2013• Meeting of partners in July in Tunis (AfDB) – support
participation of country delegates)
• Internal Evaluation conducted
• Independent External evaluation of the LD will start in
April 2013 (selected countries)
• Countries will be requested to report on progress on the
LD implementation in their countries ( questionnaire to be
sent)
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Inception Workshop for the implementation of the Libreville Declaration
Rwanda, Kigali 2 -3 April 2013
Implication of WCO
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The 3rd Ministerial Conference on Health and Environment in Africa will be
Held in December 2013 (Libreville?)
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Each country will present a report on the progress in implementation of the
Declaration
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Inception Workshop for the implementation of the Libreville Declaration
Rwanda, Kigali 2 -3 April 2013
Thank You For Your Attention
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Inception Workshop for the implementation of the Libreville Declaration
Rwanda, Kigali 2 -3 April 2013