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World Health Report 2008

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World Health Organization

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There is today a recognition that populations are left behind and a sense of lost opportunities that are reminiscent of what gave rise, thirty years ago, to Alma-Ata’s paradigm shift in think- ing about health. The Alma-Ata Conference mobilized a “Primary Health Care movement” of professionals and institutions, governments and civil society organizations, researchers and grassroots organizations that undertook to tackle the “ politically, socially and economically unacceptable” health inequalities in all countries. The Declaration of Alma-Ata was clear about the values pursued: social justice and the right to better health for all, participation and solidarity. There was a sense that progress towards these values required fundamental changes in the way health-care systems operated and harnessed the potential of other sectors.

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ID:UH2030-114
Year:2008
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Document Type:Document
Health Topic:Health Services & Policy
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