MOD supports the government and private health sector to initiate actions that establish sustained improvements in the provision, utilization, quality, and efficiency of services delivered through the health system and encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors and practices. Strong, flexible, and well-resourced health systems are essential to achieving universal access to a core package of services, or universal health coverage (UHC), and ensuring global health security, including resilience in the context of health and other emergencies. Therefore,
- MOD strengthen community participation and empowerment through health education and health promotion on health, addressing social determinants of health,
- Supports appropriate use and prioritization of national Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) and IT.
- Strengthens the capacity of the health worker force (Doctors and nurses) to become change agents and advocate for the adoption of healthy lifestyles.
- Participates in national public health policy formulation and implementation.
- Conduct environmental scan and use the data from the DHIS and other data sources to identify and address health disparities, especially disparities related to race/ethnicity, age, gender/gender identity, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, geographic location, or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion.
- Supports streamlining and advocacy to policy needed on organization and management of public health workforce working towards promoting, maintaining, and protecting the health of the public.