The Andalusian Public Health System (APHS) is responsible for the provision of healthcare to all the population of Andalusia
Andalusia is one of the largest regions in Europe, with 8.4 millions inhabitans. As part of the Ministry of Health and Families of the Government of Andalusia, its main purpose is to provide high-quality public healthcare to the citizens of the region, ensuring its accessibility and the satisfaction of its users, and seeking efficency and optimum use of resources.
The wide range of health public services provided include preventive and pubic health activities as well as highly specialized services. The healthcare network includes two levels of care: primary healthcare, with 1.514 primary centers spread throughout the territory and grouped in Health Districts; and specialised care, with 49 publics hospitals. It also includes 14 Health Management areas, a bio-bank network as well as a specific public enterprise for emergency care.
The Andalusian Public Health System has wide experience in projects funded by the European Union Research and Innovation Framework Programmes and Health Programmes