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Primary Health Care towards Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals
23 Sep 2019 -  Primary Health Care (PHC) is a whole-of-society approach to health that aims to ensure the highest possible level of health and wellbeing and their equitable distribution by focusing on people’s needs and preferences as early as possible along the continuum from health promotion and disease prevention to treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care, and as close as feasible to people’s everyday environment.
The Declaration of Astana from October 2018 states that PHC is a cornerstone of a sustainable health system for universal health coverage (UHC) and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The global commitment to PHC in the Astana Declaration from October 2018 needs to be transformed into tangible actions to bring about demonstrable change and visible results.