Primary Health Care Conference

John Bryant says:
“Large Number of the worlds People Perhaps more then half ,have no access to health care at all, and for many of the rest the care they receive does not answer the problem they have”.
Concept of health for all and primary health care: 11900115_953362168039428_2242238324588184878_o
In 1977, the Director General of WHO Halfden Mahler called for a new strategy, acknowledging that although the health care strategies of the industrialized world-that of big hospitals, drugs and curative medicine-had been exported to developing countries for thirty years, the health of the world had not improved. The International Conference on Primary Health Care was convened in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, in 1978 and was attended by virtually all the member nations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF Productive life.
134 governments ratified the WHO Declaration of Alma-Ata, asserting that:
(a) Health for all could be achieved by 2000.
(b) Governments have a responsibility for the health of their people that can be fulfilled only by the provision of adequate health and social measures.
(c) Primary health care is the key to attaining a level of health that will permit their citizens to lead a socially and economically. 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 (PHC) as the key to the attainment of the goal of Health for All (HFA).
Components of Primary Health Care
There are eight essential components:

1.Education about common health problems and what can be done to prevent and control them
2.Maternal and child health care, including family planning
3.Promotion of proper nutrition
4.Immunization against major infectious diseases
5.An adequate supply of safe water
6.Basic sanitation
7.Prevention and control of locally endemic diseases
8.Appropriate treatment for common diseases and injuries
The Four Pillars of Primary Health Care (Principles)
Community Participation
Appropriate Technology
Inter-Sectoral Coordination
Equitable Distribution


4 Components of PHC
i. Preventive services
ii. Health promotion services
iii. Curative services
iv. Rehabilitation services

Rashid Shaheed Foundation is on ground to sensitize and aware people about the health issues and mobilize them to work collectively to eliminate all the controllable diseases through the least effort.