A Rejuvenation of Primary Health Care
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Primary health care refers to the essential health care provided as the basic level of effective contact between the individual and the health care system. Globally, we have built a strong health care system, and have achieved a level of health of which we are all proud. A majority of prevailing health problems can be satisfactorily prevented and managed, with approaches to a spectrum of services beyond the traditional health care system that play a part in health, including income, housing, education, and environment. This approach represents a philosophy of health care and a model for providing health services.
Keywords: Primary health care; infant mortality rate; holistic approach; Alma Ata