Declaration from the international conference on primary health care, alma-ata, september 1978, expressing the need for urgent national and international action to protect and promote the health of all, believing that it is a fundamental human right and that the attainment of the highest possible. 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. September will mark 40 years of the alma ata declaration, which was adopted in 1978 by over 100 countries which met in almaty, kazakhstan (formerly known as alma-ata after which the declaration.
Declaration of alma-ata1 international conference on primary health care, alma-ata, ussr, september 6-12, 1978 the international conference on primary health care, meeting in alma-ata this 12th day of september in the year 1978, expressing the need for urgent. The declaration of alma-ata strongly affirms that health is a fundamental human right and that governments have a responsibility for the health of their people.
A neglected lesson implicit in the alma-ata declaration is that the community itself must cultivate a cycle of response to changing health threats the declaration encouraged national health planners and international aid organizations to support community-based solution-finding. Reference: declaration of alma-ata task the aa40 task group hosted by g2h2 planned and implemented a civil society workshop in geneva in 2018 to commemorate the 40 year jubilee of the alma-ata declaration. The document resulting from a conference sponsored by who and unicef in 1978 at alma-ata in what was then the soviet union it proclaimed a health policy calling for health for all the people of the world and for equitable treatment of all people, based on community participation, healthy.
Abstract access to basic health services was affirmed as a fundamental human right in the declaration of alma-ata in 1978 the model formally adopted for providing healthcare services was primary health care (phc), which involved universal, community-based preventive and curative services, with substantial community involvement. The alma-ata declaration at 40: words into action september 12, 2018 12:15 to 1:30 et sheldon hall and live streamed keynote speaker: dr rita thapa dr rita thapa represented nepal in alma-ata and is pioneer chief of nepal's fp mch, & primary health care project and a former director of health systems & community health, as well as founding chair person of bhaskar memorial foundation. With representatives from 134 states, this conference adopted the declaration on primary health care (known as the declaration of alma-ata), through which delegates memorialized their agreement that primary health care was indispensable to realizing human wellbeing through underlying determinants of health. The declaration of alma-ata was adopted at the international conference on primary health care (phc), almaty (formerly alma-ata), kazakhstan (formerly kazakh soviet socialist republic), 6-12 september 1978. Declaration of alma-ata international conference on primary health care, alma-ata, ussr, 6-12 september 1978 the international conference on primary health care, meeting in alma-ata this twelfth.
I had just finished medical school in spain in 1978 when representatives from 134 countries, 67 international organizations, and many nongovernmental organizations met in alma-ata, kazakhstan, to write a declaration that transformed how we think about health. Alma-ata, ussr, 6-12 september 1978 makes the following declaration: i the conference strongly reaffirms that health, which is a state of complete physical. Declaration of alma-ata from: primary health care: report of the international conference on primary health care alma -ata, ussr, 6-12 september 1978. The alma-ata declaration of 1978 emerged as a major milestone of the twentieth century in the field of public health, and it identified primary health care as the key to the attainment of the goal of health for all.
Published: thu, 27 apr 2017 the alma ata declaration was formally adopted at the international conference on primary health care in alma ata (in present kazakhstan) in september 1978 (who, 1978. Box 1 characteristics of primary health care from alma ata declaration 1 evolves from the economic conditions and sociocultural and political characteristics of a country and its communities is based on the application of social, biomedical, and health services research and public health experience. 40 years of the declaration of alma-ata one of the main goals of the declaration of alma-ata was to make sure all people across the globe had access to an acceptable level of healthcare by the year 2000.
The ground-breaking 1978 alma-ata declaration emphasized the central role of primary health care in ensuring equitable access to high quality services, declaring that: primary health care is essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and. In september 1978, the international conference on primary health care was held in alma-ata, ussr (now almaty, kazakhstan) the declaration of alma-ata, co-spon. The declaration of alma-ata was adopted at the international conference on primary health care (phc), almaty (formerly alma-ata), kazakhstan (formerly kazakh soviet socialist republic ), 6-12 september 1978. The year 2018 will mark a significant milestone in a watershed moment of global health history our almaata40 campaign strives to raise awareness, demonstrate the legacy of, and make connections to today and tomorrow's global health challenges and opportunities for the 1978 alma-ata declaration.