As head of state is meeting in Kazakhstan at an international conference on primary health care and reintroduce the commitment by the Declaration of Astana. Hence, the visionary Announcement of Alma-Ata is enshrining initial health care as integral to the goal.
Hence, by renewing the commitment to health is unnecessary if the aims of Alma-Ata is fully apprehending. Though, global funding is present in primary healthcare, specifically in the middle & low-income countries & continue health inequalities. People should invest more in primary health care and capitalize more wisely.
Primarily, patterns of disease are shifting. Globally, the proportion of DALYs (Disability-adjusted life years) lose to non-communicable diseases growing from 50% to 60%. However, primary health care is largely failing to keep pace with changes and need substantial reform.
Secondarily, Alma-Ata is recognizing the significance of a multisectoral approach to health, transforming the understanding of determinants interacting for health outcomes. Whereas, this contains education, housing, lifestyle, and income. Hence, customary configurations of primary healthcare systems are lacking the resources and flexibility to incorporate social determinants of health.
Thirdly, it is now understanding threats facing planet and species. However, the development in global health is in danger of tackling issues like conflict, migration and climate change.
Goals of sustainable development:
As SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) are committing countries to central change, comprising SDG3 endure healthy lives & encourage wellbeing.
Hence, the Astana declaration transposes primary health care as affordable, comprehensive means of bringing health services to accomplish goals. Therefore, by engaging communities at the Center of Healthcare and influencing participation in delivery & design. However, primary health care is shaping to match the health needs of various populations and countries, comprising vulnerable.
Significantly, the declaration is asking every country for creating an action plan meeting immediate and primary health care needs its population. However, it is achieving global health coverage and make growth towards SDGs.
Hence, in the countries, the placing of primary health care at the heart of efforts accomplish universal health coverage transforming population health. Although, the community health workers are serving as a point of contact for people requiring health care, in health facilities and communities like hospitals.
The government must combine health policies with broad plans for sustainable development and poverty decrease. Hence, this needs broad collaboration, comprising with public & private sectors and enablers of health service delivery like supply chains.
As global collaboration is necessary, comprising the efforts of WHO and foremost global health organizations. However, it is developing consistent, resources supporting the implementation of safe, effective & patient center primary health care.