Community Health Workers, Strong Health Systems Essential To Achieving Universal Health Coverage

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Universal Health Coverage as a Global Goal: Is Everything Old New Again?
Laura Hoemeke, director of communications and advocacy at IntraHealth International, discusses the impact of the Alma Ata Declaration of 1978 on community health and health systems, as well as the challenges in achieving universal health coverage. “To have a real impact on universal health coverage, the global strategy must inform country strategies and translate into new policies, programs, and investments,” Hoemeke writes (12/11).