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A National Health Systems Strategy For Malta 2014-2020

Department For Policy in Health, Ministry of Health, Malta Country Resources General Health Strategies and Plans Malta February 2014 Policy document health system

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A National Health Systems Strategy For Malta 2014-2020

This strategy will inform the priorities to be developed in the health sector in order to address the challenges facing the Maltese health system. The vision underlying the strategy is that of a "whole of society" approach to health improvement and building sustainable health systems grounded on healthy communities. The people centred approach which guided the development of the strategy recognises that a health systems is made up of individuals families & communities, health practitioners, health care organisations and health authorities. Through their diverse contributions, these stakeholders will mutually reinforce and implement actions that will deliver the vision outlined in the document.

The National Health Systems Strategy (NHSS) needs to ensure universal access to high quality health services and economic sustainability, within the available budgetary resources, and incorporate strategies aimed at:
• improving and increasing available services;
• promoting and streamlining interactions between different services to ensure continuity of care;
• improving and increasing services to citizens who are not patients including prevention and
screening, and health promotion services aimed at the population in general and/or specific
to identified vulnerable groups.


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