World Health Report calls for return to primary health care approach
Authors/Editors: World Health Organization
Publication date: 2008
Language: English, French, Russian, Spanish
Number of pages: 148
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14 October 2008 -- There are striking inequities within and between countries in health outcomes, in access to care, and in what people have to pay for care, says the World Health Report 2008.
To steer health systems towards better performance and greater equity, the report calls for a revival of the primary health care approach launched 30 years ago.
“….The report critically assesses the way that health care is organized, financed, and delivered in rich and poor countries around the world and documents a number of failures and shortcomings that have left the health status of different populations, both within and between countries, dangerously out of balance….”