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After the Global Conference on Primary Health Care and the Declaration of Astana, there is renewed global commitment towards primary health care, including recognition of its fundamental role in achieving Universal Health Coverage and health-related SDGs.

As part of the implementation phase, WHO has selected 21 PHC Young Leaders, for whom the SDG era will form an integral part of their professional lives. This network will serve to empower young doctors, nurses, midwives, advocates, public health professionals, researchers, and other health professionals from across the world to inspire and advocate for the value of primary health care both in a ...

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One of the greatest challenges for healthcare is transforming services to suit the needs of patients and to improve delivery of care. The concept of integrated care is not new, but to achieve fully integrated care pathway for patients, transformation is essential. Change management is a key skill required for any individual trying to improve and change the way a healthcare system currently operates. Change is disruptive, inconvenient and people are not happy moving from their comfort zones and “what already works”.

To be part of the discussion - please join our community of practice forum here Change Management COP

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HIFA (Healthcare Information For All) is a global social movement to improve the availability and use of healthcare information in low- and middle-income countries. It has more than 15,000 members (health workers, librarians, publishers, researchers, policymakers...) committed to the progressive realisation of a world where every person has access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others.

One-third of members are based in Africa, one-third in Europe, and one-third in the rest of the world. HIFA members represent more than 2500 organisations across 175 countries worldwide, and interact on five HIFA ...

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Public health is at an important crossroad.  Although, there is no universally agreed definition of “community engagement” within the health sector, there is growing recognition that community engagement has a wide reach that can fundamentally influence the direction and quality of public health implementation efforts.

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa - the world’s largest and most protracted Ebola response in history - reinforced that “context” and “culture” matter. The experience underscored the interdependent and reciprocal relationship between health service providers and health service users. The actions or inactions of service providers and response teams deeply impacted community trust ...

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Welcome to the Community of Practice for the WHO Global Learning Laboratory (GLL) for Quality Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The GLL is deeply rooted in the five interwoven strategies of the Integrated People Centred Health Services Framework—engaging and empowering people and communities; strengthening governance and accountability; reorienting health services; strengthening coordination of care and creating an enabling environment. The GLL recognizes the key role of people-centred health services in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UHC.

The GLL highlights the need to focus care on the needs and preferences of people. To this end, the GLL ...

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The Integrated People-Centred Palliative Care (IPC2) community provides an opportunity for the exchange of practices, experiences and lessons learned about palliative care; discussions on specific topics within this field are facilitated by a group of experts including physicians, nurses, and other health professionals with an aim to address issues of interest for primary health care providers, policy makers, family care givers, and other key stakeholders. The community facilitates the dissemination of key publications and resources. We aim to bring lessons from the palliative care community to the wider group of stakeholders working on integrated people-centred health services. Our community has ...

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