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Health Partnerships Model Helps Support Health Workers, Improve Care Access, Quality

Devex: The contribution of health partnerships in universal health coverage
Andy Haines, professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and chair of the THET Board of Trustees

“…As we seek to reach universal health coverage by 2030, the development community must focus on the following key achievements. Training health workers … Building resilient health systems … Tackling non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries … Ensuring gender equality … Recognizing the social and environmental determinants of health … During my time as chair of THET, the organization provided expert support for hundreds of health partnerships and trained 52,000 developing country health workers, with women accounting for over half of the participants. … Today, on the occasion of [World Health Day], we are renewing our commitment to support health workers across the world and to promote the health partnerships model with the goal of improving access and quality of health care and ultimately achieving UHC…” (4/7).

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