Health systems

Key components of a well functioning health system

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Number of pages: 2
Publication date: May 2010
Languages: English / French

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Key components of a well functioning health system A well functioning health system responds in a balanced way to a population’s needs and expectations by:

  • improving the health status of individuals, families and communities
  • defending the population against what threatens its health
  • protecting people against the financial consequences of ill-health
  • providing equitable access to people-centred care