Revitalizing Health Service Using the Primary Health Care Approach in the African Region Report of the Regional Director
Abstract1. Implementation of Primary Health Care (PHC) in the Region initially led to improvements in the health of the people. The subsequent decline in performance of PHC was associated with a number of constraints in relation to intersectoral collaboration, community participation, human resources development, managerial capacity, resource mobilization, information base and research capacity. However, a review of PHC 25 years after Alma-Ata revealed that the strategy is still relevant. 2. Universal access requires well-functioning district health systems that are able to deliver essential interventions to communities, families and individuals timely and at an affordable cost. The Primary Health Care strategy, adapted to the current and anticipated environment, provides an appropriate framework for universal access to essential health care. 3. The approach proposed in this document is aimed at revitalizing health services using Primary Health Care based on priority interventions to enhance community participation, strengthen managerial capacity, improve generation and use of evidence, strengthen collaboration and partnerships, and improve quality and coverage of essential health services.
Regional Committee for Africa, 56. (2006). Revitalizing Health Service Using the Primary Health Care Approach in the African Region Report of the Regional Director. WHO. Regional Office for Africa. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/92656
DescriptionRegional Committee for Africa Fifty-sixth Session Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 28 August–1 September 2006, Provisional agenda item 8.6
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