Health systems

Health systems are responsible for delivering services that improve, maintain or restore the health of individuals and their communities. This includes the care provided by hospitals and family doctors, but also less visible tasks such as the prevention and control of communicable disease, health promotion, health workforce planning and improving the social, economic or environmental conditions in which people live.

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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.


Bringing health services closer to people in Kyrgyzstan

More about Kyzylgul and village health committees in Kyrgyzstan