Primary health care 40 years after Alma Ata 1978: addressing new challenges in a changing society

The European Journal of Public Health
Volume 28, Issue 6, December 2018
https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/issue/28/6

Editorials
Primary health care 40 years after Alma Ata 1978: addressing new challenges in a changing society
Jan De Maeseneer; Sally Kendall
Extract
In the 40 years since the Alma Ata Declaration the world has changed enormously. On the one hand, the world is much richer and healthier. On the other hand, those advances are unevenly spread, with growing numbers of people living precarious existences, many displaced from their homes. Health care has also changed. Advances in technology, including the advent of Big Data, coupled with adoption of evidence-based models of care have been transformational, especially for primary health care…