Alma-Ata Declaration


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Alma-Ata Declaration

(al′mă ă-tah′) [Capital of Kazakhstan]
A declaration made in 1978 at the Conference on Primary Health Care in Alma-Ata, USSR. It stated that primary health care is the key to attaining health for all by the year 2000. Eight elements were defined as essential to this: education, food supply, safe water, maternal and child health (including family planning), immunization, prevention and control of endemic diseases, appropriate treatment of common diseases and injuries, and provision of essential drugs.
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According to the Alma-Ata Declaration, some of the fundamental characteristics of primary health care include:
In the years following the Alma-Ata Declaration, African nations enthusiastically embraced the Health for All (HFA) initiative.
The principles of universal, comprehensive Primary Health Care (PHC), envisioned in the 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration, should be the basis for formulating policies related to health.
This campaign demands accountability by governments and the WHO regarding the Alma-Ata Declaration, signed 25 years ago, which promised "Health For All by 2000.
Just how successful has the Alma-Ata Declaration been in addressing issues of inequality in health?
The Alma-Ata Declaration explicitly outlines comprehensive primary health care as an approach that addresses the social, economic and political causes of poor health and nutrition [16].
The two-day visit is aimed at attending the International Conference on the 30th Anniversary of Alma-Ata Declaration of WHO/UNICEF on Primary Health Care.
1) The development and implementation of community health worker (CHW) programmes grew during the 1970s and 1980s, following the Alma-Ata Declaration (2) and in response to the inadequate provision of primary health care under apartheid.
1) At the same time the World Health Organization (WHO) will celebrate both the 60th anniversary of its founding and the 30th anniversary of the Alma-Ata declaration on primary health care.
The Campaign will focus on the specific objectives laid down in the Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 for the implementation of Health for All by the year 2000 as the central theme and show within that framework the missing themes vis-a-vis women's health.
PMA endorses the philosophy and the spirit of Alma-Ata Declaration and gives special emphasis on Primary Health Care.
It was the day on which, 30 years ago, the Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care was adopted.