The time for global universal emergency care development has come

Improving emergency care systems around the world is vital to ensure efforts to reduce injury and disease succeed
Global health

Improving emergency care systems around the world is vital to ensure efforts to reduce injury and disease succeed

This year the World Health Organization (WHO) set out its strategic plan to address three ambitious targets for the next five years.

That one billion more people should access universal health coverage, be better protected from health emergencies, and enjoy better health and well-being.

These plans will be ratified next month at the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting in Geneva. The WHA is the governing body of the WHO and focuses on specific health issues before determining global health policy.

The fact that billions of people do not have access to essential health care is a major threat to global health security, and this includes access to emergency care.

The WHA Resolution 60.22 Health Systems: Emergency Care Systems, created important


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