Primary Health Care

At its heart, primary health care is about caring for people, rather than simply treating specific diseases or conditions.

PHC is made up of three main areas: empowered people and communities; multisectoral policy and action; and primary care and essential public health functions as the core of integrated health services.

This includes a spectrum of services from prevention (i.e. vaccinations and family planning) to management of chronic health conditions and palliative care.