Strong Primary Health Care is the Foundation of Strong Health Systems

Learn more about the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative

The PHC Vital Signs provide a snapshot of primary health care performance and enable country benchmarking.

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8 things that make PHC systems work

What makes PHC systems work? Read on for the 8 tenets of high-performing, people-centered PHC systems.

Critical shortages of personnel and data jeopardize primary health care systems

A Global shortage of 7 million health workers puts primary health care at greatest risk.

Data Insight: Drug availability an essential component of effective primary health care systems

In order for providers and parents to administer appropriate treatment, the essential medicines must be available in the first place.

Data Insight: Ending Preventable Maternal and Child Deaths

Strong primary health care systems have a role to play in ending preventable maternal and child deaths.

The Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) supports countries to improve primary health care.

Check out the PHC Vital Signs User Guide for ideas about how to use the data.