Strengthening health systems is the most critical investment in global health, finds survey

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Strengthening the health systems that provide health products and care is the most critical investment in global health, according to international survey results released today by leading global health organizations, PSI and PATH, as well as Devex, the global development media brand.

Of the 1,500 international health development experts polled in the survey, 63 percent believe that strengthening health systems is a crucial investment over the next five to 10 years. The survey also found that 60 percent of respondents rated improving service delivery systems – or getting health care to people who need them – as a top priority for achieving stronger health systems.

“Global health professionals clearly see stronger health systems as essential for getting quality and affordable health care to communities around the world,” said Raj Kumar, Devex’s President and Editor-in-Chief. “In an era when every aid dollar counts, we’ve got to ensure investments in health systems are getting the attention they deserve.”

Source: News Medical (link opens in a new window)

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