WHO releases position paper on building health systems resilience for universal health coverage and health security during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

WHO has developed a position paper on “Building health systems resilience for UHC and health security during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.” The paper calls for renewed and heightened national and global commitment to building resilient health systems through integration of universal health coverage and health security efforts by:

-investing in primary health care and essential public health functions while addressing gaps in health systems foundations 

-strengthening preparedness of countries to tackle all forms of public health threats

-ensuring whole-of-government and whole-of-society engagement to position health as central to socioeconomic growth and resilience.

 

This comes at a crucial time to provide leaders and policymakers with recommendations on positioning health within the wider discussions on socioeconomic recovery and transformation.

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