Primary Health Care
With help from a broad range of global and local partners, PATH works with national and subnational governments to reimagine primary health care (PHC) through a multi-disciplinary, person-centered approach that improves health and well-being for all people.
All people should have access to the essential health services they need—and when and where they need them.
Recognizing PHC as the critical pathway to achieving universal health coverage, PATH created its Primary Health Care program to accelerate the development of multi-disciplinary, high-performing primary health care services. Strong PHC is not only essential to accelerating progress toward health for all, it is also the world’s first and best line of defense against health threats, like COVID-19, antimicrobial resistance, and climate change.
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered global health progress, magnified barriers to essential health services, and deepened health inequities, it’s also created a once in a lifetime opportunity to advance a truly impactful approach to primary health care. The time to act is now.