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Country Advocacy

A strong PHC system enables individuals and communities access to a full range of quality, essential health services and is an essential component to achieve universal health coverage. However at least half the world’s people cannot obtain the essential health services they need. While many PHC level services are delivered in low-and middle-income countries, the strength of PHC systems vary greatly. They are often the weakest link in a country’s health system due to insufficient levels of funding and poor staffing.

PAI partners with local civil society organizations to catalyze action for improved policy and financing in order to strengthen primary health care (PHC) systems. In Ghana, PAI partners with Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights—a civil society health advocacy organization and member of the Primary Health Care Strategy Group—to advance an agenda of strengthening the primary health care system in order to achieve universal health coverage.”