Primary Health Care Measurement and Improvement to Accelerate Progress toward UHC: Examples of Country Leadership

Meeting Organizer

The World Bank


Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI)

World Health Organization

Contact Person : Maisoon Chowdhury,

29 January 2020
09:00 - 12:30 hrs.
Venue : Lotus Suite 5

Open to All Participants


The new Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for Health seeks to achieve an ambitious objective, broader than ever before: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Effective primary health care is essential to accomplishing this goal, and must become the foundation of comprehensive health systems. Existing measurement tools, however, have largely failed to capture the complexity of the systems necessary to deliver primary health care for all. The Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI), a partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank Group and the World Health Organization (WHO) with Ariadne Labs and Results for Development (R4D) as technical partners, has initiated a global effort to support low- and middle- income countries in improving primary health care, beginning with better measurement.


This session will highlight the commitments and experiences of countries from multiple regions around the world in pursuing innovations in primary health care measurement and applying those measurements to drive improvements in primary health care. In addition, this session will explore how development partners, under the auspices of the SDG3 Global Action Plan Primary Health Care Accelerator, can better collaborate to support countries in their efforts to better measure primary health care and to use data and evidence to drive resources toward primary health care improvement to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3. Join us to hear presentations from PHCPI country partners, potentially including Colombia, Ghana, Senegal, Malaysia, and Rwanda, a keynote presentation from UNICEF leadership and a panel conversation with representatives from potential PHC Accelerator focus countries.