Wednesday, May 27, 2009

WHO Strongly Reaffirms the Values and Principles of Primary Health Care


In two resolutions issued today, the World Health Organization is “strongly reaffirming the values and principles of primary health care, including equity, solidarity, social justice, universal access to services, multisectoral action, decentralization and community participation as the basis for strengthening health systems….”

(1) WHO Resolution on Primary Health Care and Health Systems Strengthening
(2) WHO Resolution on Reducing Health Inequities through Action for the Social Determinants of Health