Development of health systems and universal coverage should be evidence based, says WHO

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 06 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7530
  1. Trish Groves
  1. 1BMJ

The World Health Organization launched the first global strategy on research into health policy and systems last week at the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Beijing.

The strategy calls for a more prominent role for such research, as many countries are aiming to strengthen their health systems and develop universal and equitable health coverage.1

The time is ripe to build this evidence base, said WHO, because countries are …

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