A Rejuvenation of Primary Health Care

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Author(s)
Gupta SN, Gupta Naveen, Gupta Shivani
Date published
Jun, 2013
Last updated
31 Jan 2020

Summary

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