Health systems

Health systems are responsible for delivering services that improve, maintain or restore the health of individuals and their communities. This includes the care provided by hospitals and family doctors, but also less visible tasks such as the prevention and control of communicable disease, health promotion, health workforce planning and improving the social, economic or environmental conditions in which people live.

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Milestones on the road to universal health coverage

In the last year, the universal health coverage (UHC) movement has seen an unprecedented groundswell of political commitment. On Universal Health Coverage Day, the world looks poised to carry the cause forward in new and innovative ways and to make the vision a reality.


Voices of the Region 2018 - Pantelis Leousis, retired musician, Greece, speaks of his experience with the new primary health care unit close to his home.

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