Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2010 / Article / Figbox 1

Review Article

Strengthening Intersectoral Collaboration for Primary Health Care in Developing Countries: Can the Health Sector Play Broader Roles?

Box 1

Key recommendations for the health sector.
Key Recommendations
 (i)     Mobilise the political class and principal
officers of relevant sectors through education
and advocacies
 (ii)    Routinely propose PHC-related infrastructures
for budgetary implementation by the relevant
“nonhealth” sectors
 (iii)   Mobilise for funds to support implementation
of nonhealth projects
 (iv)    Engage in collective actions to demand for
infrastructural development for health improvement
 (v)     Provide technical guidance to aid agencies on
best approaches to intersectoral collaboration
 (vi)   Collaborate with the manufacturing sector
towards the transfer of needed technology
 (vii)  Provide systemic support for intersectoral
 (viii) Initiate intersectoral studies and pilot projects
to guide the development of best practices and suitable

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