QUESTION OF: Developing health care infrastructure to limit the deterioration of public health

SUBMITTED BY: Mozambique




Viewing with appreciation the past efforts of several relevant UN bodies such as, UNICEF, UNESCO and WHO for working hard to provide better medical services and helping developing countries to improve their medical system,

Congratulating all the member states that adopted previous resolutions and declarations on the matter and helped developing countries to improve their public health care system,

Reminding member states that in a lot of small towns where a properly equipped health care facility is far away, the access to healthcare is very critical for the citizens as the infrastructure of transport (e.g. ambulances) is lacking, 

Defining the average age of plant (AoP) as an indicator of the condition of the medical facilities offered by a hospital, allowing the analysis of the correlation between the capital invested in the infrastructure and its condition,

Recognizing Sustainable Development Goal 3 as ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages,

Further recognizing Sustainable Development Goal 9 as building resilient infrastructures, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation,

Further defining already existing infrastructure as: buildings for clinics, hospitals, and primary health care, buildings for drugs and vaccine storage etc. as in those countries a lot of people are not able to receive some vaccines due to the lack of the appropriate infrastructure,

Noticing with deep concern that millions of people are currently suffering from inefficient healthcare infrastructure,

Acknowledging the potential discrepancies between the policies of each state in the United Nations, 

  1. Calls for the creation and implementation of the International Healthcare Assessment Program (IHAP) for assessing the physical healthcare infrastructures in public hospitals in order to reallocate funds from the World Health Organization (WHO) to better finance the structural and technological healthcare infrastructures in response to public health needs through means such as but not limited to:
    1. creating a multi-factor criteria aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 9 which will assess factors including:
      1. the Age of Plant (AoP) of medical infrastructures and their performance levels,
      2. the quantitative measures to evaluate the accessibility and availability of healthcare infrastructure to the citizens in the surrounding region,
      3. the number of appropriate medical equipment for the treatment of common diseases in the region,
    2. assessing and reporting on the potential risks associated with the operation and implementation of medical equipment through means such as, but not limited to:
      1. assigning risk scores of medical equipment based on the risk assessment outlined by the WHO,
      2. identifying hazards and forming preventive measures accordingly,
      3. assessing the public hospitals’ adherence to the international and domestic regulations and recommendations of healthcare facilities;
  1. Further calls for the WHO to supervise all monetary funds outlined in cooperation with its subsidiaries and relevant non-government organizations (NGOs) to ensure proper implementation and maximize the fund’s benefits by:
    1. enforcing yearly formal and informal investigations on public sectors to register the exact number fund needed,
    2. publishing of annual reports detailing the utilization and effect of funds,
    3. developing a shared database to store data on public hospitals with the criteria outlined in clause 1 which will be referred to when reallocating the monetary funds from the World Bank to further finance the structural and technological healthcare infrastructures in response to public health needs by issuing mandatory collection, compilation, and subsequent analysis of reports of the utilization of provided monetary funds,
    4. encouraging the cross-examination of findings with other agencies involved in this process for accurate results;
  1. Allocates the World Bank’s annual budget to the creation of a monetary fund for the improvement of medical facilities and physical health care infrastructures of public hospitals in less economically developed  countries (LEDCs) with an aim of providing people of the most vulnerable and poor communities with adequate healthcare service through means such as but not limited to:
    1. providing monetary funds for the renovation and replacement of physical infrastructures in public hospitals in LEDCs that have:
      1. high average AoP values above the standard value determined by the IHAP,
      2. lack of necessary infrastructure for the treatment of common diseases in that region, including hospital equipment and medicine,
    2. financially aiding doctors and nurses in public hospitals in order to increase the number of available medical personnel:
      1. who will be appointed to designated hospitals that lack healthcare professionals in the region,
      2. who will be appointed by the WHO according to the needs of the public hospitals in LICs,
    3. providing the region with capable and trained healthcare professionals with the aid of NGOs such as but not limited to:
      1. Doctors Without Borders,
      2. Amref Health Africa,
      3. Health Communications Resources (HCR),
    4. allocate funding through the World Health Organization (WHO) or other relevant United Nations (UN) organizations to ensure that such findings are distributed appropriately and unbiasedly;
  1. Calls for the development of healthcare infrastructure in LICs by establishing small health care facilities in regions with little to no access to proper healthcare and further improving the conditions of local hospitals located in remote areas with the supervision of the WHO by:
    1. reducing the non-medical practices in such remote areas to encourage the implementation of modernized medical protocols through the use of:
      1. public service announcements that advertise scientific, evidence-based practices
      2. advertisement campaigns that promote the modern medication
    2. encouraging all member states in cooperation with all relevant stakeholders to increase the funding of research and development of vaccines, medicines, and medical equipment.