EFPC Webinar WHO Integrated health services delivery transformations for people-centered health systems 19 September @ 12.30 p.m (Netherlands time)


Primary health care is health care received in the community, usually from family doctors, community nurses, staff in local clinics or other health professionals. It should be universally accessible to individuals and families by means acceptable to them, with their full participation and at a cost that the community and country can afford.

WHO/Europe supports Member States in reforming primary health care within the framework of their overall health system reforms.In this webinar you will get the chance to hear inputs from Hans Kluge, Director of the Division of Health Systems and Public Health at WHO Europe,where he will talk about the WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care (WECPHC) and its’ support to integrated health services delivery transformations for people




Dr Hans Kluge, is a Belgian trained medical doctor with a Masters degree in Public Health. He has a wealth of country and management experience spanning several WHO Regions (Myanmar, Liberia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Caucasus, Russia/ Siberia, Central Asian Republics). Previously based in the WHO Country Office in Myanmar and the WHO Director-General’s Special Representative Office in Russia, Hans has a background in health systems, public health and infectious diseases. Between 1999-2004, Hans also served as the Special UN Representative for TB and TB/HIV Control in the Russian Federal Penitentiary System.

Hans moved to the WHO Regional Office, Copenhagen in 2009 when he was recruited to the position of Unit Head, Country Policies and Systems and has since worked also as the Regional Director’s Special Representative to Combat M/XDR-TB in the WHO European Region. In 2010, he was appointed as the Director, Division of Health Systems and Public Health. His portfolio includes the following technical programmes: human resources for health, public health services, health system governance (including health system performance assessment), health service delivery, health financing, pharmaceuticals and health technologies, and (multidrug resistant) tuberculosis.

Dr Kluge is the health systems focal point at WHO Europe for two cross-Divisional programmes: Health System Strengthening for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases and MDR-TB. Hans is also the focal point for the organization of the upcoming regional high level technical conferences on the financial crisis in Oslo, April 2013, hosted by the Norwegian Government and on the 5th anniversary of the Tallinn Charter on Health Systems for Health and Wealth in Tallinn, October 2013 hosted by the Estonian Government. 

He is based at the WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen.

Contacts: hkl@euro.who.int 



19 September, 2017 at 12.30 p.m.  (Netherlands time)


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