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.

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Fast track to strong primary health care

Primary health care can meet more than 70% of people’s health needs throughout their lifetime, from health promotion and disease prevention to treatment and management of long-term health conditions. It is one of the smartest ways to deliver health for all.

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WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care

Division of Health Systems and Public Health, Kazakhstan

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