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 story

Celebrating nurses’ and midwives’ role in bringing health services to everyone, everywhere

Nurses and midwives make up the majority of the 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.

Contact us

WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care

Division of Health Systems and Public Health, Kazakhstan

More contact details

Videos and Learning Hub

Video - Working towards PHC in the European Region

Go to the multimedia section

Crossroads

December 2017