Glimpses of innovations in primary health care in South-East Asia
AbstractDescription: The South-East Asia region is home to nearly a quarter of the world's population and accounts for nearly 30% of the global disease burden. Governments in the region are making concerted efforts for reducing the disease burden and improving the health of their people and the countries have adopted the primary health care approach for health development. This document gives a brief overview of some of the experiences in the delivery of primary health care in the Member States of the WHO South-East Asia region. The innovative and coordinated efforts of government, civil society and communities have made a significant impact. The document showcases some of the important projects, programmes and groundbreaking innovations in Primary Health Care currently being implemented in Bangladesh, Bhutan, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor Leste. It is an attempt to share successful models and practices from various South-East Asian settings with policy makers, international agencies, researchers, social activists, programme personnel and civil society for wider learning, experience sharing and forging the way ahead.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Glimpses of innovations in primary health care in South-East Asia. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205135