No universal health coverage without strong local health systems

Meessen, Bruno; Malanda, Belma
February 2014
Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Feb2014, Vol. 92 Issue 2, p78
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on efforts to establish universal health coverage in Africa. They suggest that to establish universal health coverage in Africa a focus will need to be placed on providing quality medical care to all people and strengthening local health systems. They argue that African countries must update their local health systems to rise to today’s and tomorrow’s health challenges and that the Community of Practice “Health Service Delivery” can help them meet the challenge.


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