World Health Care Networks
Connecting Globally, Achieving Locally
Common health system challenges and an international commitment to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are helping to drive solidarity and cohesion within the global health community – particularly under the auspice of a renewed comprehensive primary health care agenda. World Health Care Networks (WHCN) was created to foster and promote this solidarity and synergism between national and international stakeholders by facilitating and promoting linkages and partnerships.
Specifically, WHCN aims to:
- Connect the leaders who practice in multi-lateral approaches to health service delivery;
- Share in the knowledge that makes a difference to multi-lateral health service delivery;
- Promote understanding and the value of networks in enhancing multi-lateral health service deliver.
WHCN is for those who want to engage in a meaningful exchange of ideas and developments in the primary health care sector and to improve the networking capacity of the sector for the benefit of improving health systems both locally and globally.
Clinically-led and organised general practice and primary health care systems are expanding and progressing significantly and effectively re-modelling health services to improve health and system outcomes. In recognising this fundamental shift in health service delivery, the Australian Medicare Local Alliance (AML Alliance) and General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) formed WHCN as the international platform for health and social service leaders to share their knowledge, expertise and experiences and in turn develop the international networks that can make a difference to health outcomes.
WHCN will be of interest and value to:
- Health system managers and leaders;
- Researchers, academics and policy makers;
- Clinical and community leaders;
- Anyone with an interest in advancing a comprehensive primary health care agenda for the benefit of the world’s population