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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WHO/Europe brings lessons from Ebola preparedness and good practices to international health security discourse

On 13 July 2015, WHO convened a high-level conference in Cape Town, South Africa called “Building Health Security Beyond Ebola” to collaborate on ways to make countries and communities stronger by accelerating the development of health systems and capacities.

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