2023 Resolution on community-based primary health care: a participatory and inclusive approach to universal health coverage

77th UNGA

Analysis of precedential value

This res­o­lu­tion was adopted by the UN Gen­eral Assem­bly (UNGA) with­out a gen­eral vote in May 2023. The UNGA is the pre­em­i­nent gov­ern­ing body of the UN sys­tem and con­sists of all 193 UN Mem­ber States.

Used as precedent

key population and community leadership

Under­lin­ing the impor­tance of devel­op­ing effi­cient and inno­v­a­tive approaches, such as com­mu­nity-based pri­mary health care, includ­ing through com­mu­nity and pri­vate sec­tor engage­ment, to address the health needs of those in vul­ner­a­ble sit­u­a­tions, and by build­ing strength­ened and resilient health sys­tems to achieve uni­ver­sal health cov­er­ageRec­og­niz­ing that com­mu­nity-based health ser­vices include access to basic med­i­cines, screen­ing and tests for dis­ease, help in man­ag­ing chronic con­di­tions, includ­ing com­mu­ni­ca­ble and non-com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases, neglected trop­i­cal dis­eases, rou­tine immu­niza­tion, sex­ual and repro­duc­tive health-care ser­vices, mater­nal and child health, men­tal health and psy­choso­cial sup­port, and refer­rals to higher-level health facil­i­ties when nec­es­sary, as well as basic health infor­ma­tion and edu­ca­tion, nutri­tion ser­vices, and treat­ment for pre­ventable blind­nessRec­og­nizes the impor­tance of com­mu­nity-based health ser­vices as a crit­i­cal com­po­nent of pri­mary health care and as a means of ensur­ing uni­ver­sal and equi­table access to health for allCalls upon Mem­ber States to allo­cate ade­quate resources, includ­ing human and finan­cial resources, and build syn­er­gies with other devel­op­ment pri­or­i­ties, to sup­port the strength­en­ing of com­mu­nity-based pri­mary health care and explore inno­v­a­tive approaches in their respec­tive coun­triesReaf­firms that health financ­ing requires global sol­i­dar­ity and col­lec­tive effort, and invites inter­na­tional finan­cial insti­tu­tions, mul­ti­lat­eral and regional devel­op­ment banks and donors to pro­vide appro­pri­ate resources, espe­cially for devel­op­ing coun­tries, to strengthen com­mu­nity-based health ser­vices towards the full imple­men­ta­tion of the 2030 Agenda for sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment