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Patient Advocates Discuss Alma Ata, Astana Declarations, Efforts To Improve Health Care Access

BMJ Opinion: Alma Ata, Astana and beyond — patients and communities as the core of universal primary health care
Noting the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care, Anya de Iongh, patient editor for the BMJ; Sarah Markham, member of the BMJ Patient Advisory Panel; and Rakhal Gaitonde, member of the BMJ Patient Advisory Panel, reflect “on primary health care and its position in the wider landscape of health, as well as the virtues and realities of bold global visionary documents.” They highlight the Astana Declaration on Primary Health Care 2018, as well as the Alternative Civil Society Astana Statement on Primary Health Care, recently released by the People’s Health Movement (10/24).