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World Health Day 2019

Primary health care: a path towards universal health coverage

The theme of this year’s World Health Day is universal health coverage and primary health care. The event seeks to focus attention on the actions needed to make universal health coverage a reality for everyone and to ensure better health for all.

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Primary health care in the Region

Primary health care is a vital component in achieving the WHO regional vision 2023: “Health for all by all”. In line with this new vision, the focus of this year’s campaign at the regional level will be on equity and solidarity and raising the health bar for everyone, everywhere, by addressing gaps in existing services.

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WHO staff speaking to mother and child in South Kordofan

Investment in primary health is a cost-effective way of providing universal health coverage.

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Kid vaccinated against polio

What is health for all by all?

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World Health Day 2019: Universal health coverage and primary health care

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