The concept of global health has moved on from focusing on the problems of the developing world to encompass health problems with global impact. Whether health professionals work internationally or work with people from different countries and cultures in their own country, global health issues impact daily on local healthcare delivery and professional practice. Written by an expert author team, this illuminating guide for healthcare students and practitioners introduces the major themes, challenges and debates relevant to global health that will equip the reader with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in this multi-faceted area of practice.
Chapter 8: Primary Healthcare
After reading this chapter you will be able to:
- explain what primary care is and the services it delivers
- explain why primary care is essential to the delivery of MDGs for health
- identify the main barriers to the delivery of effective primary care
- evaluate solutions to overcome delivery ...