The National Health Strategic Plan naturally flows from the National Health Policy, and gives direction, sets milestones and proposes the appropriate goals to guide and optimize this investment in health. Health is fundamentally about human well-being, which is the product of biological, environmental, social and cultural factors that fashion our individuality, outlook and interaction with each other and with the environment. Thus, health is the concern of all. The NHSP is founded on an acknowledgement of all the many and varied forces that contribute to health or have the potential to influence health. It follows, therefore, that the pursuit of health should be a societal enterprise, and the NHSP is, in this spirit, an invitation to all sectors of society and all possible partners.