Primary health care, now and forever? A case study of a paradigm change.

@article{Bhatia2013PrimaryHC,
  title={Primary health care, now and forever? A case study of a paradigm change.},
  author={Mrigesh R Bhatia and Susan B. Rifkin},
  journal={International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation},
  year={2013},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={459-71}
}
The year 2008 marked the 30th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration that made Primary Health Care (PHC) the global health policy of member states of the World Health Organization (WHO). Why has PHC remained relevant? In part, this is because of growing evidence that health is a result of social, political, and economic environments, not merely of control of diseases and infirmities through interventions based on biomedical science. Using the conceptual framework developed by Thomas Kuhn, this… CONTINUE READING

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