Other health systems topics
Health policy development and services
WHO supports countries in scaling up investments and activities in health, with a particular emphasis on the development of pro-poor policies and systems; and increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of health systems through improvements in resource planning, organization, management, quality and safety of health services.
- Management for health services delivery
- Health and development
- Health and the Millennium Development Goals
- Helpful resources
Reducing health inequities is important because health is a fundamental human right and its progressive realization will eliminate inequalities that result from differences in health status.
Fostering environments that encourage the creation, sharing, and effective application of knowledge is vital for a health system to function well.
There remain many unanswered questions about how to develop and maintain well-functioning health systems that progress towards universal coverage. Research in this area is vital.