Primary Health Care: A Redefinition, History, Trends, Controversies and Challenges

In by Divina Varghese

ORGANIZATION
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

YEAR PUBLISHED
2013

DESCRIPTION
Primary health care in the context of global health, and from the standpoint of the most disadvantaged populations in low-income populations around the world, represents the undisputed long-term means to improve population health, yet it has been one the most neglected topics on the global health agenda. There are many reasons for this, which are explored in this paper, but the current renewed interest in primary health can be attributed to several converging trends noted in this paper.

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