One of the health Community's unique characteristics is the networks that link it up with the member states making it possible for each Programme to remain abreast of the concerns of the member states.
Among the networks are:
- The Directors Joint Consultative Committee that regularly brings together Deans of Medical Schools, Directors of Health Services and Directors of Health Research Institutions to review and discuss Programme activities.
- Expert Committees in Nursing and Nutrition which meet regularly to deliberate on issues and guide Programme development, implementation and effectiveness.
- Programme Steering Committee under the Family and Reproductive Health and Research Programme which reviews and guides the activities of the Programme.
- Dissemination Centres in each member country which provide a two-way channel of communication that links up the Secretariat with institutions and Programme activities in each country.