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THEnet partners to call for investing 30% of disease-oriented budgets in primary care by 2030

December 30, 2020
Björg Pálsdóttir

The Training for Health Equity Network is joining partners to call for increased investment in primary care. Partners include as The Network: Towards Unity for Health, Wonca: World Organisation of Family Doctors, European Forum for Primary Care, African Forum for Primary Health Care, PRIMAFAMED, and WHO Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Health Care – Ghent University.

We are calling for major international donors to allocate more of their disease-oriented funding to strengthening Primary Health Care systems.  At least 80% of people hospitalized for COVID-19 suffered from underlying health conditions that could easily have been taken care of at community levels. Had we had strong primary care systems in place everywhere so many people would still be alive.

We aim for the investment to reach 30% of disease-oriented budgets by 2030.  This puts into practice the World Health Assembly Resolution 62.12 calls for as it urged member states “to encourage that vertical programs, including disease-specific programs, are developed, integrated and implemented in the context of integrated Primary Health Care”

If you agree, please sign the petition here.