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Feb. 16, 2016

WHO global strategy becomes “Framework on integrated people-centred health services”

In March 2015, WHO published the interim report called "WHO global strategy on people-centred and integrated health services". This interim strategy was made up of two linked documents: 1) the strategy itself, which presents a compelling case for an integrated, people-centred health services approach, along with a look at the way forward, and 2) an overview of good practice, which contains a number of case studies and the evidence on the benefits that integrated, people-centred care can bring to people, communities and countries.

The interim strategy went through a series of consultations through which a significant number of countries, institutions ...

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Feb. 15, 2016

Framework on integrated people-centred health services supports the Sustainable Development Goals

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include a target on universal health coverage. The Framework is fully aligned with this global movement.

In September 2015, countries adopted the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 3 relates to ensuring healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages and its target 3.8 puts forward the aim of achieving universal health coverage. Making progress on this target requires countries to move towards ensuring that all people and communities have access to health services that are high quality, safe and acceptable. For this to be attainable and sustainable, effective, cost-efficient ...

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Feb. 11, 2016

WHO's Executive Board discusses Framework

On 28 January 2016, the Executive Board (EB) of the World Health Organization (WHO) discussed the Framework on integrated people-centred health services.

The Framework received broad support to be noted by the 69th Session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) that will take place in May 2016; furthermore its accompanying draft resolution was approved as amended by the EB.

Both the Framework and its accompanying draft resolution received positive feedback during the discussion. Numerous member states expressed their support, emphasizing the need for an integrated, people-centred approach to organizing, managing and delivering health services around the world.

The draft resolution ...

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