Health Transformation Program of Turke – An Overview

Mehmet Akman. Family Physician, MPH.

Starting 2003, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Turkey launched a World Bank supported health care reform, entitled the “Health Transformation Programme” (HTP).  The aim of this programme was to organise, finance and deliver health services in line with the principles of equity, efficiency and effectiveness. First of all, the available number of physicians who have specialized in family practice remains far from adequate to serve the entire population. In order to reach the target of having competent family physicians in primary care units (which are called family health centres), family medicine vocational training should be widely available and compulsory for the fresh graduates who prefer to serve in primary care.

Key words: primary care, reforms, family physicians.

Mehmet Akman. Health transformation program of Turkey — an overview. Shidnoevr. z. vnutr. simejnoi med. 2016;2:96-97.


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