Editors: Gérard Schmets, Dheepa Rajan, Sowmya Kadandale
World Health Organization, November 2016
This handbook is designed as a resource for providing up-to-date and practical guidance on national health planning and strategizing forhealth. It establishes a set of best practices to support strategic plans for health and represents the wealth of experience accumulated by WHO on national health policies, strategies and plans (NHPSPs). WHO has been one of the leading organizations to support countries in the development of NHPSPs. The focus on improving plans has grown in recent years, in recognition of the benefits of anchoring a strong national health sector in a written vision based on participation, analysis, and evidence.