A primary health care approach can help countries equitably maximize the level and distribution of health and well-being by focusing on people’s needs and preferences (both as individuals and communities) as early as possible along the continuum of care – from health promotion and disease prevention to diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care – and as close as possible to people’s everyday environments.
WHO and UNICEF are jointly releasing the landmark Primary health care monitoring framework and indicators monitoring health systems through a primary health care lens, the first-ever globally normative and endorsed primary health care measurement and monitoring framework, and the official measurement framework in support of the Declaration of Astana and Operational Framework for PHC. As countries strive to reorient their health systems around the principles of primary health care, this Framework responds to Member States’ request to monitor primary health care performance to accelerate progress towards universal health coverage and the other health-related Sustainable Development Goals.
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