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Increase investment in primary healthcare by 1% of GDP, says WHO

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 23 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5664
  1. Joanne Silberner
  1. The BMJ

Governments around the world should invest significantly more in primary healthcare, the World Health Organization has said in a new report.1

The report coincides with a high level meeting of the United Nations on 23 September on universal health coverage, a system where all people get the healthcare they need without financial hardship. The meeting, the first of its kind, is billed by the UN as “an opportunity to mobilise the global community and secure political commitments.”

WHO officials said that this is not just important for people in developing countries, but for …

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