#Inthenews: 44 years after the alma-ata declaration; the state of primary health centres in Nigeria
THE ALMA-ATA CONFERENECE
6th- 12th of September, 1978 was when the conference was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan which expressed the need for urgent action by all government, health and development workers and the world community to protect and promote the health of all people. The main theme of the conference was “how to bring about an improvement in the general health of the people of the world, especially those in rural areas”. Primary Health Care was therefore chosen as a key strategy to achieve the goal and the year 2000 was accepted as the target year to achieve this goal, the declaration emerged as a major milestone of the twentieth century in the field of public health as it identifies Primary Health Care as the Key to the attainment of the goal of health for all around the globe. It was the first international declaration underlining the importance of Primary Health Care, which has been accepted by member countries of WHO as a key to achieving the goal HEALTH FOR ALL.