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Submitted by Babar Tasneem Shaikh on

In developing post 2015 agenda, course of action and strategies, World Health Organization must play its crucial role, and it is time to stop playing as "World Disease Organization". Vertical programmes and disease focused interventions in developing countries have not been able to deliver the desired results. Therefor, a holistic approach based on the philosophy of Alma Ata must be revitalized. Health systems thinking ought to be employed taking into serious consideration the social determinants of health especially when it comes to health of the young girls, mothers and children under 5. States, development partners, NGOs and civil society must strengthen the community level grass root organizations and institute community governance, hence listening to their voices and needs.