Health Minister pushes for renewal of primary health care at World Health Assembly

Seychelles is deeply and widely reviewing the whole structure and organization of its primary health care system and the prevention programmes available to all age groups, so as to really leave no one behind.

Minister Jean Paul Adam said this on Wednesday 22nd May 2019, to the World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva, Switzerland.

“Primary health care is the corner stone of the health system and we really need to strengthen it to better respond to the current challenges of substance abuse, unhealthy nutrition and lack of physical activity,” reiterated the Minister.

Minister Adam also spoke as current Chairman of the Ministers of Health of the Small Island Developing States of Africa to support the strategic plan on health and climate change of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Minister Adam further thanked WHO for working with the small island states of Africa to come closer to an accord on combined procurement of drugs and clinical supplies.

The ministers of health of the small island developing states of Africa met on Tuesday 21st May 2019 and reached consensus to further discuss combined procurement as well as supporting the World Health Organisation’s strategy on health and climate change.