Monday, July 31, 2023
10:00 a.m. (EDT)

This meeting was the first of the Webinar Series on Primary Health Care (PHC). and its objective was to promote the reflection of the high-level panel on implementing the PHC approach in territories and for populations facing various access barriers.

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Objective(s) of the meeting: 

The objective of this seminar was to generate a technical exchange between the participants, motivated by two regional reports that PAHO/WHO will present during this event: the first , titled "Analyzing and Overcoming Access Barriers to Strengthen Primary Health Care," will showcase the impact of access barriers in a group of countries. The second will present the findings of the "Fourth round of the national survey on the continuity of essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic,"  offering insights into the importance of service continuity.

Speakers. Brief summary of the curriculum: 

Natalia Houghton, Specialist in Health Systems Monitoring, Evaluation and Analysis, PAHO/WHO

Jarbas Barbosa, Director of the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO/WHO

Ernesto Báscolo, Chief of the Primary Health Care and Integrated Service Delivery Unit, PAHO/WHO

Bruce Chater, Chair of the Working Group on Rural Practice of the World Organization of Primary Care Physicians (WONCA)

Mirna Kay Cunningham Kain, former Chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Sergio Minué, International Consultant on PHC, PAHO/WHO

Dheepa Rajan, Health Systems Advisor, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, WHO

Primary Health Care, Health for All
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