Throughout the last four decades, the Declaration of Alma-Ata has acted as a linchpin for health policies developed and adopted to achieve the ambitious goal of "health for all."
In the context of Universal Health Day -12 December, we celebrate the achievements of Alma-Ata, recognizing the important lessons to be learnt from the past, while acknowledging the significant challenges ahead. There is a need to identify innovative, inclusive and participatory approaches that will enable multi-sectoral dialogue and consensus building among different actors with due representation from communities, to accelerate transformation of health systems towards the achievement of universal health, and the 2030 sustainable development goals.
participants including Ministers of Health from PAHO Member States from countries in the Americas, civil society representatives, academia and regional health experts.
When: December 11 - 12, 2017
Where: Quito, Ecuador (By invitation only)
Edificio de la Unión de Naciones Suramericanas (UNASUR), Vía Mitad del Mundo.
Regional movement for universal health launched (12 Dec., 2017)
Ecuador acoge reunión regional de la OPS sobre salud universal [available only in Spanish] (8 Dec., 2017]
Regional Forum: Universal Health in the 21st Century: 40 Years after Alma-Ata
Background and Forum documents
Alma-Ata Declaration 1978
Strategy for universal access to health and universal health and universal health coverage [Universal health, 2014]
Documents - Regional Forum
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