Issue No. 13 [2008]
PAHO, Catalyst for Health in the Americas. Health: Our Most Basic Asset.
June 2, 2008
 

NEWS & RELEASES - NOTICIAS

Primary Health Care: A New Vision for the Fourth Decade

Global Health Council
Annual Conference 2008
May 27-31, 2008.


Director's speech at the special session on Primary Health Care at the Global Health Council Annual Conference 2008'

Washington, D.C.
May 30, 2008.

2008 mark the 30th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration. The principles of equitable access to affordable health care, using primary health care (PHC) as the tool to turn these principles into practice, remain as valid today as they did in 1978.

But times have changed greatly since 1978, and implementing a health system based on PHC, while successful in some countries, continues to face many challenges in general.

In this session, health leaders and experts talk about to create a new vision for PHC. What is the new template for reallocating resources to PHC, empowering the community, engaging the government, tracking health outcomes? For moving the principles of Alma Ata forward into the next decade?


Dr. Roses Speech »


See also:
Dr. Roses at the Special Session: Primary Health Care: A New Vision for the Fourth Decade




Dr. Chan at the Plenary Session: Meeting along the Diagonal: Where the First Mile and Last Mile Connect

 


PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
for the NEW CENTURY

HEALTH FORUM 2008.
61st World Health Assembly.

Geneva, Switzerland.
May 25, 2008


'We need and want the PHC of Alma-Ata firmly rooted in the passion and commitment of 1978 and with the projection and capacity to transform current health systems. We need them urgently.'

'They are indispensable to the viability and sustainability of human society in the 21st century, when 7 billion people with extended life expectancy are bound to share the same and only planet.'

Director's Speech »

 


La ATENCIÓN PRIMARIA DE SALUD
en el NUEVO SIGLO

FORO DE SALUD 2008.
61a. Asamblea Mundial de la Salud.


Ginebra, Suiza.
Mayo 25, 2008


'Necesitamos y deseamos que la atención primaria de salud surgida en Alma-Ata, firmemente arraigada en los sentimientos y el compromiso de 1978, tenga la proyección y la capacidad de transformar los sistemas de salud actuales. Los necesitamos urgentemente.'

'Son imprescindibles para la viabilidad y la sostenibilidad de la sociedad humana en el siglo XXI, cuando 7 mil millones de personas con una prolongada esperanza de vida se ven obligados a compartir un mismo planeta.'

Discurso de la Directora »

 

HIGHLIGHTS / IN FOCUS

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2008

PAHO celebrated World No Tobacco Day with a general event which included the WHO's World No Tobbaco Day Prize Awards Announcement for the Americas Region 2008.

La OPS celebró el Día Mundial Sin Tabaco con un evento general que incluyó la presentación de los ganadores de la OMS por el Día Mundial sin Tabaco 2008 para las Américas.

PAHO Press Release: World No Tobacco Day 2008 Observed with Awards in the Americas

WHO Press Release: WHO wants total ban on tobacco advertising
WHO urged governments to protect the world’s 1.8 billion young people by imposing a ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. The World No Tobacco Day (31 May) campaign this year focuses on the efforts of the tobacco industry to attract young people to its addictive products through sophisticated marketing.

61st WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY

Geneva. WHO HQ. 19-24 May 2008

World Health Assembly sets bold new action for WHO
Press Release. Geneva. 24 May 2008.

The 61st World Health Assembly, which comprised of a record 2704 participants from 190 nations, today set WHO on a course to tackle longstanding, new and looming threats to global public health.

"This is a major breakthrough for public health that will benefit many millions of people for many years to come," said WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan. "This is a contribution to fairness in health and this is pro-active public health at its very best."

La Asamblea Mundial de la Salud fija a la OMS nuevas acciones decididas
Nota de Prensa. Ginebra. 24 Mayo 2008.

La 61ª Asamblea Mundial de la Salud, que contó con la cifra récord de 2704 participantes de 190 naciones, ha fijado hoy el rumbo de la Organización Mundial de la Salud para hacer frente a los viejos, nuevos y futuros peligros que amenazan la salud pública mundial.

"Estamos ante un avance decisivo para la salud pública que beneficiará a muchos millones de personas durante muchos años", ha dicho la Dra. Margaret Chan, Directora General de la OMS. "Se trata de una contribución a la equidad sanitaria y de salud pública proactiva al más alto nivel."

EXECUTIVE BOARD 123rd Session

[To the attention of PWRs and Centers Directors /
A la atención de los representantes de la OPS/OMS y los directores de los centros panamericanos]








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