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Title: Strengthening health systems based on primary health-care approach
Other Titles: Report of a Regional Consultation Pyongyang, 18–20 April 2007
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: The Regional Consultation on Strengthening Health Systems through PHC approach was convened as a follow-up to the discussion of 54th World Health Assembly A54/12 on Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries and Resolution SEAR/RC55/R3 on Management of Decentralization of Health Care. Major common issues emerged out of the consultation are: limited coverage of quality health services, inadequate health financing, shortage and inequitable distribution of health workforce and weak health management, particularly at the district level. Priority activities to be strengthened in the PHC services include: comprehensive preventive - promotive packages, essential curative package depending on available funds, epidemiology and community requirements and overall advocacy, information education and communication, orientation to screen and detect early the non-communicable diseases.
Keywords: HEALTH PROMOTION
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
Gov't Doc #: SEA-HSD-298
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206410
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