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Oct. 12, 2016

Reforming service delivery is key for achieving the health SDG

Region: Africa, Americas, South-East Asia, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, Western Pacific, Global Empowering and engaging people and communities, Strengthening governance and accountability, Reorienting the model of care, Coordinating services within and across sectors, Creating an enabling environment, Multiple streams

The need to reform service delivery to be integrated and people-centred is a key recommendation in the final report from the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth. The report was delivered at a high profile event to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2016. The report suggests that reformed service delivery models are required with a move away from hospital care towards a focus on prevention and providing high-quality, affordable, integrated, community-based, people-centred primary and ambulatory care. This is critical to ensure that services match the health needs of populations, which will ultimately help us make progress towards universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Download the final report of the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth here: http://www.who.int/hrh/com-heeg/reports/en/