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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Nurse Ana Sajovic: delivering care in people’s homes

Ana Sajovic is a community nurse in a health care centre in Kranj, Slovenia. In recognition and appreciation of the contribution of nurses like Ana, WHO has designated 2020 – which is also the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale – the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

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