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Investing In High-Quality Health Systems Necessary To Achieve SDGs, Lancet Global Health Commission Asserts

The Lancet Global Health: High-quality health systems in the Sustainable Development Goals era: time for a revolution
“…In this Commission, we assert that providing health services without guaranteeing a minimum level of quality is ineffective, wasteful, and unethical. Moving to a high-quality health system — one that improves health and generates confidence and economic benefits — is primarily a political, not technical, decision. National governments need to invest in high-quality health systems for their own people and make such systems accountable to people through legislation, education about rights, regulation, transparency, and greater public participation. Countries will know that they are on the way towards a high-quality, accountable health system when health workers and policymakers choose to receive health care in their own public institutions…” (9/5).

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