How to organize a primary HEALTH CARE system AT THE LOCAL LEVEL


The Ministry of Health of Ukraine, with the support of the USAID HIV Reform in Action (HIVRiA) Project, has developed and published an operational manual that covers practical aspects of primary health care (PHC) reform at the level of amalgamated communities, cities and raions of Ukraine.

The PHC manual carefully explains how health financing, services provision and planning approaches at the PHC level are going to change. Experts clarify legal aspects of the organization of operation of healthcare facilities. Special attention is paid to the management of PHC facilities in the new environment, the organization of the communication.

The manual is designed for local PHC authorities, as well as for managers of healthcare facilities that provide primary health care services.

The manual was inspired by and based on materials collected during public consultations with physicians, health managers and managers of healthcare facilities during regional tours “ZminyTy” and “ZminyTy 2″. Health policymaking tours throughout Ukraine were organized by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, NGO “Center UA» and the NGO coalition “Emergency reform package.”

In addition to the MOH specialists, 24 experts from partner organizations contributed to the PHC manual development: HIVRiA Project (Health Reform Support), WHO, Emergency reform package, Kharkiv expert team, U-LEAD Europe, ILF law firm.

The document can be downloaded here

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