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 Collaborating Centre in Moscow signals new beginning for public health services

WHO is stepping up collaboration with countries in eastern Europe and central Asia to strengthen their public health services in view of the growing double burden of communicable and noncommunicable diseases in the region.

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