Approximately half the world’s population lacks access to essential health care. Where health care is accessible, it is often fragmented and of poor quality. Adopted with overwhelming support by Member States at the World Health Assembly in May 2016, the WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services is a call for a fundamental shift in the way health services are funded, managed and delivered. It supports countries progress towards universal health coverage by shifting away from health systems designed around diseases and health institutions towards health systems designed for people.
The Framework presents a compelling vision of a future in which all people have access to health services that are provided in a way that are coordinated around their needs, respects their preferences, and are safe, effective, timely, affordable, and of acceptable quality. Developed as a universal vision – the Framework can be adapted to all countries whether high, medium or low income, with mature or fragile health systems…..more