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Universal Health (UHC) and Primary Health Care (PHC) – a complex dynamic endeavour
  • Carmel Martin ,
  • Joachim Sturmberg
Carmel Martin
Monash Health
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Joachim Sturmberg
University of Newcastle
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Abstract

The Universal Health (UHC) movement in its latest iteration, has adopted key objectives of Primary Health Care (PHC). This is a notable shift in the right direction but achieving what appears to be simple targets is a highly complex endeavour across both wealthy and less wealthy countries and jurisdictions. Improving health for all targets requires political-economic, bureaucratic and alignment with bottom-up grass-roots agencies. Despite present successes, there is a need to adapt to constant challenges including pandemics, adverse climate phenomena and political-economic shifts.
16 Dec 2021Submitted to Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
17 Dec 2021Assigned to Editor
17 Dec 2021Submission Checks Completed
20 Dec 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
20 Dec 2021Editorial Decision: Accept