Cross-Sectoral Linkages

Health system reform is firmly situated within the political, social, economic, and developmental context and is potentially affected by a confluence of factors such as illiteracy, unemployment, gender inequality, food insecurity, rapid urbanization, environmental degradation, natural disasters and the lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation. These factors have an impact on the health of not only individuals but communities as well.

In line with international commitments, the Government is continuously striving to bring in line health policies with the core concepts of inter-sectoral health coordination such as ‘One Health’ and ‘Health in All Policies’. This involves sustained coordination across sectors on health-related priorities such as population, education, food security, agriculture and livestock, housing, sanitation, water, environment, and disaster management.