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People-centred healthcare was the focus of the Policy Forum and Ministerial Meeting on the Future of Health, 16-17 January 2017, at which ministers, professionals and experts from over 40 countries shared ideas and practices on issues such as access, technology, metrics and costs.

The ministerial meeting was chaired by the UK’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt. A ministerial statement was issued on 17 January, which set out the achievements in healthcare systems, while focusing on promoting high-value health systems for all; adapting health systems to new technologies and innovation; reorienting health systems to become more people-centred; and encouraging dialogue and international co-operation.

Read the Ministerial Statement here: www.oecd.org/health/ministerial/ministerial-statement-2017.pdf

©OECD Observer No 309 Q1 2017