The right to good health and health care is enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We partner with civil society, health services, other academic groups, industry, governments and non-government organisations to influence policy and practice, and promote equitable access to high quality health care.
Better care - thought leadership
How do governments set health goals, and how do they go about achieving them? How can health system research be better used to improve policy and support better care for all?
We are addressing the challenges of making essential, quality health care more affordable and accessible to communities globally.
More than one billion people cannot obtain the health services they need because they are inaccessible, unavailable, unaffordable or of poor quality. It’s estimated that there is a global workforce shortage of over 17 million workers. These problems affect people on a daily basis and are made worse in times of crisis due to disease outbreak, conflict or environmental disaster. Strong health systems are needed to address these challenges.
Progress in achieving United Nations the Sustainable Development Goal of good health and well-being for all by 2030 needs to be accelerated. Health systems bring together policy makers, organisations, people and processes. By examining how these systems can be strengthened, we can build evidence on what works well, identify areas which can be improved, rapidly translate knowledge to action, and ultimately improve health and health care for all.