Alma Ata and primary healthcare: Back to the future

Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Rifat Atun, Navjoyt Ladher, Kamran Abbasi

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In 1978, when the world looked different geopolitically, the Soviet Union hosted a landmark international conference on primary healthcare. Organised by the World Health Organization and Unicef, the conference took place at Alma Ata (now Almaty) and considered the role of primary healthcare in population health. It finished with a declaration that promised health for all by the year 2000.1

Original languageEnglish
Article numberk4433
JournalThe BMJ
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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