Alma-Ata Declaration

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The document resulting from a conference sponsored by WHO and UNICEF in 1978 at Alma-Ata in what was then the Soviet Union. It proclaimed a health policy calling for health for all the people of the world and for equitable treatment of all people, based on community participation, healthy environments, and primary health care. The Alma-Ata Declaration has been one of the guiding principles of WHO policies since that time. See http://www.who.int/hpr/NPH/docs/declaration_almaata.pdf for the text of the Declaration.

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