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[Comment] Universal health coverage and social determinants of health

12 Oct 2013

As the global health community embraces universal health coverage, a lesson from the 1978 Declaration of Alma Ata is worth remembering. The Declaration was a landmark in global public health and was the conclusion of one of the most important international conferences on primary health care. But in Alma Ata, it was recognised that there was more to improving population health than primary health care. The Declaration called for resources to be devoted to peaceful aims, “and in particular to the acceleration of social and economic development of which primary health care, as an essential part, should be allotted its proper share”.

Date: 
12 October 2013

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