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Nov. 11, 2020 Global Publication

Primary health care, the Declaration of Astana and COVID-19

Abstract Four decades after the Declaration of Alma-Ata, its vision of health for all and strategy of primary health care are still an inspiration to many people. In this article we evaluate the current status of primary health care in the era of the Declaration of Astana, the sustainable development goals, universal health coverage and the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Dec. 9, 2020 Global Event

Primary health care: transforming vision into action

Marking the two-year anniversary of the Declaration of Astana, this event, hosted by WHO, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan, brings together national experiences from across the globe to launch the operational framework and discuss its relevance for strengthening PHC both in the COVID-19 pandemic context and as part of building better.

 

 Agenda:

11:00 – 12:00 Ministerial Plenary Session (streamed in the six UN languages)

  • Welcome & opening remarks - H.E. Alexey Tsoi, Minister of Healthcare of Kazakstan
  • WHO Remarks - Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO
  • UNICEF Remarks - Dr Henrietta Fore, Executive Director
  • Presentation of PHC Operational Framework - Dr Suraya Dalil, Director, Special Programme on PHC
  • Ministerial Panel – moderator: Dr Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe
  • Featuring Ministers of Health
  • Reflections on two years since the Declaration of Astana - Zsuzsanna Jakab, Deputy Director-General, WHO

 

Participants will be able to join one of five roundtable discussions focusing on ...

Feb. 17, 2022 Europe, Global Publication

Introducing The Lancet Global Health Commission on financing primary health care: putting people at the centre

 
Primary health care (PHC) is an essential component of high-performing health systems, delivering effective, affordable, and inclusive care to people when they need it, and providing the foundation for both universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. As the platform for providing basic health services and essential public health functions, and for responding to the ongoing challenges of infectious disease and to the rapidly expanding burden of chronic conditions, PHC has a commitment to equity and social justice. Policymakers worldwide are seeking to strengthen their primary care systems to secure the health of their populations across the lifecourse.
 
 
Despite the calls to action in the Declarations of Alma Ata (1978) and Astana (2018), PHC is failing to meet the needs of the people—users, providers, and communities—who should be firmly at its centre. Resources that are destined for PHC often do not reach frontline providers. Services are often ...

April 5, 2022 Global Publication

The Lancet Global Health Commission on financing primary health care: putting people at the centre

Executive summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the need for well-functioning primary health care (PHC) into sharp focus. PHC is the best platform for providing basic health interventions (including effective management of non-communicable diseases) and essential public health functions. PHC is widely recognised as a key component of all high-performing health systems and is an essential foundation of universal health coverage.
PHC was famously set as a global priority in the 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration. More recently, the 2018 Astana Declaration on PHC made a similar call for universal coverage of basic health care across the life cycle, as well as essential public health functions, community engagement, and a multisectoral approach to health. Yet in most low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), PHC is not delivering on the promises of these declarations. In many places across the globe, PHC does not meet the needs of the people—including both users and providers ...