Consultation on the draft declaration on primary health care has re-opened, with stakeholders being urged to have their say on the document. More than 500 comments have already been received on the draft declaration and are incorporated in an updated draft, which is open for consultation until July 22.
The document, which is expected to be adopted by delegates at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care this autumn, affirms the commitment of delegates to primary health care (PHC) in pursuit of health and well-being for all. It says that in order to address today’s challenges and seize opportunities for a healthy future, it is necessary to empower people to take ownership of their own health; put public health and primary care at the centre of universal health care; make bold political choices for health; and align partner support to national policies, strategies and plans.
The Global Conference on Primary Health Care takes place on 25-26 October in Astana, Kazakhstan on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Alma-Ata. A total of 194 country delegations have been invited to the event including Ministers of Health, Education and Finance, civil society, key partners and international organisations.