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MeTA priorities and milestones in Zambia


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Presentation by Lazarus Chota, Council Chairman, MeTA Zambia during the countries sharing meeting, London 2009.

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MeTA priorities and milestones in Zambia

  1. 1. Presented by: Lazarus Chota MeTA Council Chairman MeTA Priorities and Milestones in Zambia MeTA 18/01/10
  2. 2. Situation analysis <ul><li>Successes </li></ul><ul><li>Policy dialogue with policy makers (Cabinet Office and Members of Parliament) </li></ul><ul><li>MeTA Council members capacity built in supply chain systems and Pharmaceutical Regulatory functions </li></ul><ul><li>Desk review/MeTA data disclosure tool survey conducted </li></ul><ul><li>CSO have coordinated their organization and are present on the MeTA Council </li></ul><ul><li>Minister of Health attended a MeTA Council meeting which indicates his commitment to the process </li></ul><ul><li>Desk review and data disclosure survey conducted </li></ul><ul><li>MeTA was introduced to the community through a stakeholders meeting in two pilot districts, with excellent media coverage including two community radio programmes </li></ul>18/01/10 MeTA
  3. 3. Situation analysis <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Getting stakeholder engagement, given their other conflicting demands </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining interest/commitment amongst members </li></ul><ul><li>Getting support from CPs who are signatories to MeTA in promoting the MeTA initiative </li></ul><ul><li>MeTA entry point into national health process and health summits </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive bureaucracy especially government </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulties in extracting information </li></ul><ul><li>Despite initial indications that CSO Groups are better coordinated and prepared for engagement with MeTA, they will need re-organization, oversight and strengthening </li></ul>18/01/10 MeTA
  4. 4. Priorities and Milestones in the workplan implementation <ul><li>Reviewed priorities to September 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Finalize one year workplan/desk review report </li></ul><ul><li>Complete MeTA data disclosure tool report </li></ul><ul><li>Move motion in parliament to provoke discussions on MeTA </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up action taken by Cabinet office on MeTA de-briefs </li></ul><ul><li>Lobby Ministry of Health /CPs for inclusion of MeTA in national health reform processes and health summits </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for January MeTA evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Re-briefing to ZPBF to pin point benefits of belonging to MeTA </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct surveys on identified weaknesses from desk review report </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination of findings survey reports through various media </li></ul><ul><li>To be done after the log frame is completed </li></ul>18/01/10 MeTA
  5. 5. Priorities and Milestones in the workplan implementation <ul><li>Milestones </li></ul><ul><li>Workplan and desk review report finalized </li></ul><ul><li>Review of the National Medicine policy supported </li></ul><ul><li>PRA and private sector dialogue facilitated </li></ul><ul><li>MeTA objectives infused in the health policies </li></ul><ul><li>PRA Board appointed </li></ul><ul><li>MeTA and its objectives introduced to various platform fora </li></ul><ul><li>MeTA Forum meeting held </li></ul><ul><li>MeTA data disclosure tool report completed </li></ul><ul><li>Motion moved in parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Findings from surveys disseminated </li></ul><ul><li>ZPBF rebriefed </li></ul>18/01/10 MeTA
  6. 6. Thank you! <ul><li>Honorable Lazarus Chota </li></ul><ul><li>MeTA Council Chairman </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>+260 969 4747 </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul>18/01/10 MeTA