A strong primary health care system not only delivers high quality care and services, it also builds trust with families and communities to promote health and well-being as well as treatment when necessary. Fundamentally, when primary health care works people are able to get the care they need to stay healthy. But the mere presence of a primary health care system is not enough. Financial barriers, infrastructure problems, stigma and mistrust can stand in the way.
PAI convenes the Primary Health Care Strategy Group (PHC SG), a coalition of civil society health advocates from around the world. The PHC SG is dedicated to improving global and domestic financing and policy to strengthen primary health care systems for the achievement of universal health coverage. Ensuring quality of care, health equity and access to health services underpins the coalition’s efforts.