At least 130 million people still lack access to one or more of seven essential health services, with access to care worse for the poor, those with less education and, to a lesser degree, those living in rural areas. Recent press releases and media statements Press releases Press releases. Male, Maldives, 8 September 2017: This can be done through ongoing training initiatives that equip health workers and health teams with the skills needed to address a range of health issues, including identification and care of chronic conditions.
You are here: Subnavigation Media centre News 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Features Events Contacts. Dr Khetrapal Singh also noted the need to establish sustainable financing for frontline services, saying an important way for countries to strengthen primary health services is to ensure they are equitably and efficiently financed.
Despite progress, gaps in health services coverage in the Region continue to exist. Skip to main content.
The World Health Organization has emphasized the critical need for countries in the South-East Asia Region to strengthen primary health care — including the skills of frontline health workers — and enhance monitoring of health services coverage and financial protection as they strive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of health and wellbeing for all. Media contact: Almost all countries have now developed their own targets, while all of them have measured and reported progress using two indicators — one tracking health services coverage; the other tracking financial risk protection.
Shamila Sharma Phone: By doing this countries can accelerate public health gains, including by reducing maternal and child mortality and strengthening health security.
They can also tackle looming challenges such as the increased burden of noncommunicable diseases. As countries strive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of health and wellbeing for all, the development of country-specific targets and implementation of effective monitoring systems is vital.
To achieve SDG vision, revive and adapt primary health care services and monitor access inequalities: