Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau (HPDPB)

General Functions:

  • Develops the health sector policy, legislative and research agenda;
  • Develops strategic plans towards the attainment of national goals and objectives for health;
  • Monitors and evaluates health sector performance in attaining the national goals and objectives for health;
  • Provides technical assistance in the development of policies, plans, and programs for the health sector; and
  • Makes recommendations to the Secretary of Health on matters pertaining to national health policies, plans and programs.

Divisions

1. Health Planning Division

Specific Functions:

  • Formulates the national health plans, goals and objectives including macro investment and budget plans for health.
  • Provides technical assistance, consultancy and advisory services on health planning, program and project development.
  • Develops and coordinates sectoral and internal systems and processes for health planning, program and project development.
  • ¬†Manages the health planning process.

2. Health Policy Division

Specific Functions:

  • Formulates macro and strategic policies.
  • Provides technical assistance, consultancy and advisory services on health policy development including capacity building.
  • Develops and coordinates sectoral and internal mechanisms for health policy development.
  • Manages the health policy development process.

3. Health Research Division

Specific Functions:

  • Formulates the research agenda.
  • Provides technical assistance and advisory services on research and development.
  • Develops and coordinates sectoral and internal systems and processes for research.
  • Manages the health research process

4. Legislative Liaison Division

Specific Functions:

  • Formulates and conducts advocacy for the legislative agenda for health.
  • Provides technical assistance, consulting and advisory services regarding health legislation.
  • Coordinates with executive and legislative branches of government.
  • Manages the legislative liaison process including monitoring and review of legislative proposals

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Last Updated: September 14, 2017