Primary health care is about caring for people, rather than simply treating specific diseases or conditions. Good primary health care is made up of three parts: empowered people and communities who can take care of and advocate for their health; ensuring multisectoral policy and action to systematically address social, economic, environmental and commercial determinants of health; and primary care and essential public health functions as the core of integrated health services. Primary health care can meet the majority of a person’s health needs throughout their life. With a strong foundation of primary health care, together we can achieve #HealthForAll

Primary health care, PHC, Alma Ata declaration, Universal health coverage, UHC

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