Strengthening the health systems response to COVID-19

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This guidance focuses on steps countries might take to strengthen the response of primary health care to more effectively address the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes strategic directions for adapting primary healthcare to better address the COVID-19: integrate the primary health care more prominently into the overall public health response to COVID-19; adapt the roles and responsibilities of primary health care to better respond to COVID-19; maintain the delivery of essential (non-COVID-19) primary health care services during the pandemic.
This resource is part of a Collection of similar guidelines entitled "COVID-19: guidelines supporting healthcare systems", and it is included in the series of Collections supporting response to Covid-19 outbreak. Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.