Primary health care in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: from Alma-Ata to Doha

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Sherine Shawky

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Research Article

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EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

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Winter 1-1-2010


The celebration in Doha of the 30th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration at the International Conference on Primary Health Care renewed the commitment of the Eastern Mediterranean Region to primary health care as the tool for better health. The principles agreed at Alma-Ata in 1978 apply as much now as they did before. The event provided an opportunity for the Eastern Mediterranean countries to define future directions to steer the health systems to integrate primary health care and harness the intersectoral approach.

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