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The World Health Report 2008 - Primary Health Care (Now More Than Ever)

Paper title The World Health Report 2008 - Primary Health Care (Now More Than Ever)
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Author (title, first name, last name) World Health Organization
Thematic area Primary Health Care
Summary Why a renewal of primary health care (PHC), and why now, more than ever? The immediate answer is the palpable demand for it from Member States – not just from health professionals, but from the political arena as well. Globalization is putting the social cohesion of many countries under stress, and health systems, as key constituents of the architecture of contemporary societies, are clearly not performing as well as they could and as they should. People are increasingly impatient with the inability of health services to deliver levels of national coverage that meet stated demands and changing needs, and with their failure to provide services in ways that correspond to their expectations. Few would disagree that health systems need to respond better – and faster – to the challenges of a changing world. PHC can do that.
Geographical area
  • Belarus
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia - Arkhangelsk Oblast
  • Russia - Kaliningrad Oblast
  • Russia - Karelia Republic
  • Russia - Komi Republic
  • Russia - Leningrad Oblast
  • Russia - Murmansk Oblast
  • Russia - Nenets AO
  • Russia - Novgorod Oblast
  • Russia - Pskov Oblast
  • Russia - St. Petersburg
  • Russia - Vologda Oblast
  • Sweden
Paper type
  • Global strategies/policies
  • Thematic report
Year last issued (for periodic publications, frequency) 2009
Publisher name (if the paper has not been published so far, write: Not published so far) World Health Organization
Publisher contact details World Health Report World Health Organization 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland E-mail:
ISBN/ISSN ISBN 978 92 4 156373 4/ISSN 1020-3311
Language of the linked paper English
Also available in other languages Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese
Number of pages 148
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Last posted: on 2011-03-09 at 10:23:58

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