Primary health care implementation: A brief review

by Rita Magawa
Consultancy Africa Intelligence, 16 August 2012

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This paper provides a brief overview on the key aspects of comprehensive primary health care (PHC) implementation as defined by the Conference in the Declaration of Alma Ata. Since the declaration in 1978, some countries have successfully implemented PHC to deliver health services, whilst others continue to battle with challenges that impede progress in this regard. This paper discusses factors that have contributed to the successful implementation of PHC and that continue to hinder its progress in various countries.

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