'It was also mentioned in Alma Ata Declaration
1978 that governments should focus on primary healthcare system,' he said.
Pakistan is signatory to the Alma Ata Declaration
Health for All, described as "a call for action in the area of social justice", picks up on the theme for the Alma Ata declaration
Last year was a significant year for public health as we celebrated 70 years of the WHO's existence and the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration
that called for urgent and effective national and international action to develop and implement primary health care throughout the world, and particularly in developing countries.
They communicate identity and were the sole identifying motivating factor of naturopaths' inclusion by the World Health Organization, in the development of the Alma Ata declaration
at Asanta (6).
World Health Organization (WHO) observed 30th year of Alma Ata Declaration
in 2008 giving a clear message i.e.
World Health Day this year coincides with two special events - the seventieth anniversary of the establishment of WHO and the fortieth anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration
on Primary Health Care".
It's also the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration
- an opportunity to reaffirm that people-centered primary care must be the foundation of our efforts to achieve universal health coverage.
The Philippines also signed the Alma Ata Declaration
in 1978, which states that 'governments have a responsibility for the health of their people, which can be fulfilled only by the provision of adequate health and social measures.' Why is it then that in our country, data show that children born to the poorest 20 percent of families are 10 times more at risk of dying than children born to the richest 20 percent?
(11) Retrospectively, the Alma Ata Declaration
can be seen as essentially a call for global solidarity: "All countries should cooperate in a spirit of partnership and service to ensure primary healthcare for all people, since the attainment of health by people in any one country directly concerns and benefits every other country." (3)
Taking this into account, the year 1978 marked the assertion of the Alma Ata Declaration
at the Geneva International Conference on the Primary Health Care.