Health systems strengthening should focus on five dimensions of health system performance:
Healthy systems for universal health coverage - a joint vision for healthy lives (joint vision) is a key reference for UHC 2030 and a broader resource for the global community to inform collaboration on the health systems strengthening (HSS) and universal health coverage (UHC) agenda.
It was developed in a collaborative process involving multiple stakeholders and UHC2030 partners at global and national levels during 2017. It outlines health system performance dimensions and policy entry points to promote UHC through HSS, including critical action for the way forward and principles to guide action.
Improved health system performance requires national, regional, and global action in three interrelated health systems policy areas of service delivery, health financing and governance.
There is no one-size-fit all approach to health systems strengthening. The following principles have been identified to guide action in prioritising and implementing HSS: