The Global Conference on Primary Health Care, Astana (live): The Global Conference on Primary Health Care, 25-26 October 2018 – Astana, Kazakhstan co-hosted by the Government of Kazakhstan, the World Health Organization and UNICEF, will take place on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Alma-Ata. This year the world will come together to reaffirm the principles of the original declaration and renew our commitment to strengthening primary health care to achieve our collective health goals for the 21st century.
Primary health care is essential health care with its heart in the community. It is the foundation of an effective health system and the key to achieving Universal Health Coverage. Primary health care provides comprehensive and continuous care to individuals throughout their lives. Primary health care is uniquely placed to provide the spectrum of care required to meet most of the health needs of a population – from prevention and treatment to rehabilitation and palliative.
1/2 of the worldʼs 7.3 billion people still lack access to essential health services. Each year, about 100 million are pushed into poverty because they must pay for health care out of their own pockets. 80- 90%.
80- 90% of peopleʼs health needs across their lifetime can be covered by primary health care. Good primary health care leads to better health outcomes, improved quality of care and longer life expectancy.
Primary health care is high-quality, people-centred, affordable care at every stage of your life.