JUNE 2017 | KAZAKHSTAN – A global network aimed at supporting the implementation of the WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS) has been established by the WHO Service Delivery and Safety Department. The WHO Global Service Delivery Network (GSDN) was launched on 20 June in Almaty, Kazakhstan, alongside the first Primary Health Care Advisory Group meeting to the WHO Regional Director/EURO and WHO inter-regional hospitals meeting.

The first meeting of the GSDN took place on 22 June and convened an initial group of network members representing professional associations, civil society groups and other non-governmental organizations including:

  • International Council of Nurses (ICN)
  • International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
  • International Patients Alliance Organization (IAPO)
  • International Hospital Federation (IHF)
  • Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI)
  • World Family Doctor (WONCA)
  • World Public Health Association (WPHA)

Network members had the opportunity to meet, discuss and provide input on ways of moving the network forward…..more

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