The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a global strategy on people-centred and integrated health services which would help meet the pressing challenges being faced nowadays by health systems around the world.
The higher life expectancy, the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and the challenge of universal health coverage press us to make our health services more efficient and better delivered. Unless a people-centred and integrated health services approach is adopted, health care will become increasingly fragmented, inefficient and unsustainable.
The WHO global strategy is based on a report drafted thanks to input from more than 140 experts representing research organisations, ministries of health, academia, etc. It is still a draft report, which will be further developed before submission for discussion at the meeting of the Executive Board to the 69th World Health Assembly in 2016.
To that end, the WHO has launched a public consultation in which you are kindly invited to participate. The purpose is to collect comment and feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of the WHO strategy and gather valuable inputs to inform its implementation. The deadline for responses is 15 July 2015. Results will be compiled in a report to be published in the coming months.