This unique book is the first to bring together primary care experiences from around the world, with emphasis on non-Western regions. Utilising published articles that profile different countries’ primary health care, accompanied by expert commentaries, the book consolidates global primary health care information over the past decade. Profiling the different countries’ primary health care systems and their implementation of primary health care policy, as promoted by WHO and WONCA, the guide provides evidence of how countries and regions can introduce primary health care and family practice to improve their health care infrastructure and delivery. The book is essential reading for policy makers, health educators and academic leaders in primary care and students of global health and provides useful background for those entering or established in clinical family practice around the world.
Part I: Introduction. 1. A Snapshot of Primary Health Care Around the World. Part II: Methods. 2. International Comparisons of Primary Health Care Policy: Experiences and Methodology. 3. International Collaboration in Innovating Health Systems. 4. Variation Matters and Should Be Included in Health Care Research for Comparison and Outcomes. Part III: Regional Profiles of Countries of the World. 5. Africa. 6. Asia-Pacific. 7. East Mediterranean. 8. Europe. 9. Ibero-America. 10. North America: Canada. 11. North America: US. 12. North America: Mexico. 13. South Asia. 14. Conclusions: From Regional Experiences to Policy and Implementation. Part IV: From Data to Policy.15.Analysis of Findings in Asia. 16. Analysis of South–South Collaboration in Africa. 17. Coping with Political Scepticism. 18. Primary Health Care to Contribute to Universal Health Coverage. Part V: Conclusions. 19. What Have We Learned and What Are the Next Priorities?
The WONCA Family Medicine series is a collection of books written by world-wide experts and practitioners of family medicine, in collaboration with The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).
WONCA is a not-for-profit organization and was founded in 1972 by member organizations in 18 countries. It now has 118 Member Organizations in 131 countries and territories with membership of about 500,000 family doctors and more than 90 per cent of the world’s population.