Primary health care
Primary health care is health care received in the community, usually from family doctors, community nurses, staff in local clinics or other health professionals. It should be universally accessible to individuals and families by means acceptable to them, with their full participation and at a cost that the community and country can afford.Read more
Top storyCelebrating nurses’ and midwives’ role in bringing health services to everyone, everywhere
Nurses and midwives make up the majority of the health workforce worldwide. Each year for a week, beginning with International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and culminating in International Nurses Day on 12 May, we celebrate their huge contribution to health in the WHO European Region.
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Contact usWHO European Centre for Primary Health Care
Division of Health Systems and Public Health, KazakhstanMore contact details
Call for papersSubmissions now open - Public Health Panorama primary health care issue (December 2018). Deadline for submissions 20-06-2018.
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Video - Working towards PHC in the European RegionGo to the multimedia section