Health Systems and Services

About us

The primary objective of the Department of Health Systems and Services is to strengthen health systems based on Primary Health Care, supporting progress towards universal health coverage and universal access to health. Its work encompasses the following areas: strengthening of health systems governance and stewardship; strengthening of regulatory frameworks for medicines and health technologies, and developing efficient and equitable financial mechanisms to ensure adequate public funding of the health system and proper financial protection for the progressive realization of the right to health; organizing people-centered, integrated health service delivery; promoting access to and rational use of quality, safe, and effective health technologies; strengthening national health research systems, and promoting the integration of scientific knowledge into health care, health policies, and technical cooperation; and developing human resources for health.