WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care: annual report of activities 2017 (2018)




Based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care is the technical hub on health services delivery for the WHO European Region.

This report summarizes the activities of the Centre in 2017 in working with the Region’s Member States and contributing to priorities for strengthening health systems in accordance with guiding regional and global commitments.

Key achievements in 2017 include conducting research for policy action on the integration of services across levels and sectors of care, developing frameworks for rethinking quality of care and primary health care performance, providing technical assistance to countries, including assessing services delivery and mapping quality of care governance, providing support for planning and implementing services delivery policies through pilot projects and launching new collaborations and partnerships, training and learning resources.

This report details these achievements by the Centre’s four core pillars of work while highlighting activities locally in Kazakhstan and plans looking forward to the landmark 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Alma-Ata in 2018.