Reflections on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration.

  title={Reflections on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration.},
  author={Debabar Banerji},
  journal={International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation},
  volume={33 4},
  • Debabar Banerji
  • Published 2003 in
    International journal of health services…
The Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care of 1978-based on the World Health Assembly's resolution of 1977 on Health for All by the Year 2000--was a watershed in the concepts and practices of public health as a scientific discipline; it was endorsed by every country in the world, rich and poor. According to the Declaration, health is a fundamental right, to be guaranteed by the state; people should be the prime movers in shaping their health services, using and enlarging upon the… CONTINUE READING