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ACCESS Health India Publishes Article on Primary Care Systems for the Future

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ACCESS Health India partnered with the Health Systems Transformation Platform, Basic Health Care Services, and the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research to discuss how to design better primary healthcare systems for the future.

The India team brought together primary care experts, practitioners, and researchers to design key elements of primary healthcare models for the future. The consultative process was focused on key questions, including how healthcare should be financed and organized, how to assure quality of services, who will provide primary healthcare, and how big a role will technology play.

The group explored features of other primary healthcare models in Brazil, Turkey, and New Zealand, and existing models from rural and urban India. Based on discussions and the evidence shared, researchers recently published an article in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care that lays out a vision and components of a primary healthcare system in India for the future. Read the full article here.

Himani Sethi

Himani Sethi

Himani Sethi leads the health systems capacity building work for ACCESS Health International. Her responsibilities include state engagement, expansion and, establishment of programs and collaborations with governments and external organizations for health systems strengthening. Himani has eighteen years of experience in public health in several high priority Indian states with leading policy making institutions, international foundations and private sector ecosystem. She has designed and executed large scale projects on public private engagement for primary healthcare delivery and introduction of promising healthcare innovations. She has worked closely with national and state level policymaking institutions and built institutional mechanism for policy analysis and advocacy to advance the population and reproductive health rights agenda in India. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, she held program lead positions at IPE Global Limited, WISH Foundation, Futures Group International. Himani is a Post Graduate in Social Work from Delhi School of Social Work and follows human-centered design approach that starts with the stakeholder engagement and ends with new solutions to build hi-impact, equitable programs.  

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