Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

EDITORIAL
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 2169--2172

Strengthening primary care in rural India: Lessons from Indian and global evidence and experience


Pavitra Mohan1, Raman Kumar2 
1 Secretary, Basic Health Care Services, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 President, Academy of Family Physicians of India, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pavitra Mohan
Basic Health Care Services, 39 Krishna Colony, Bedla Road, Udaipur - 313 001, Rajasthan
India

India has made significant advances in health of its populations over more than a decade, reducing the gap between rural and urban areas and between the rich and the poor. Huge disparities, however, still remain, and access to healthcare in rural areas remains a huge challenge. A one-day National Consultation, nested within the World Rural Health Conference, was held to share learnings from experiences and evidence of rural primary healthcare within India and from across the world, to identify elements that may guide improvements in healthcare in rural India. From discussions, this article summarizes the evidence on what works for rural primary care, and then provides recommendations for strengthening healthcare in rural India.


How to cite this article:
Mohan P, Kumar R. Strengthening primary care in rural India: Lessons from Indian and global evidence and experience.J Family Med Prim Care 2019;8:2169-2172


How to cite this URL:
Mohan P, Kumar R. Strengthening primary care in rural India: Lessons from Indian and global evidence and experience. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 24 ];8:2169-2172
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