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The Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 marked a potential turning point in global health, signaling a commitment to primary health care that could have improved the safety of air, food, water, roads, homes, and workplaces in all 180 countries that signed it. Unfortunately, progress in many countries stalled in the 1980s. The declaration was, however, embraced by a number of countries, where its implementation led to substantial improvement in citizen health. Achieving Health for All reveals how, inspired by Alma-Ata, the governments of seven countries executed comprehensive primary health care systems, deploying new cadres of community-based health workers to bring relevant services to ordinary households. Drawing on a set of narrative case studies from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Ghana, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam,the book explains how a primary health care focus succeeded in improving population health. The book also conclusively demonstrates that comprehensive, multisector, community-controlled, and population-level primary health care is a viable strategy that, against the odds, has led to sustainable, scalable good health at lower cost. Bringing together a group of experts to analyze the forty-year legacy of the Alma-Ata Declaration, Achieving Health for All is a fascinating look at the work needed to transform nations from places that make people sick to places where they stay healthy. An inspiring array of lessons learned along the way shows how readers can make policies that support the health of all people. Contributors: Onaopemipo Abiodun, Vinya Ariyaratne, John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Kedar Prasad Baral, Ayaga A. Bawah, Pedro Más Bermejo, Fred N. Binka, David Bishai, Carolina Cardona, Dennis Carlson, Chala Tesfaye Chekagn, Hoang Khanh Chi, Svea Closser, Luc Barrière Constantin, Zufan Abera Damtew, Marlou de Rouw, Nadia Diamond-Smith, Philip Forth, Mignote Solomon Haile, Nguyen Thanh Huong, Taufique Joarder, Alice Kuan, Seblewengel Lemma, Sasmira Matta, Ahmed Moen, Rituu B. Nanda, Frank K. Nyonator, Ferdous Arfina Osman, Claudia Pereira, Henry B. Perry, James F. Phillips, Meike Schleiff, Melissa Sherry, Rita Thapa, Kebede Worku

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan
  3. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. Dr. Abdul Ghaffar
  3. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xi
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  1. Introduction: Why Does Primary Health Care Matter in the Twenty-First Century?
  2. David Bishai
  3. pp. 1-15
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  1. Part One: Primary Health Care Foundations
  1. 1. Primary Health Care: History, Trends, Controversies, and Challenges
  2. Henry B. Perry
  3. pp. 19-55
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  1. 2. Identifying Countries with Exceptionally Rapid Gains in Life Expectancy: A Quantitative Approach
  2. Carolina Cardona, David Bishai
  3. pp. 56-69
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  1. 3. Strategies to Improve Comprehensive Primary Health Care Performance in a District
  2. Claudia Pereira, David Bishai, Melissa Sherry
  3. pp. 70-84
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  1. 4. Why Well-Supported Health Systems Are Necessary for Vertical Programs to Succeed: Lessons from Polio Eradication
  2. Svea Closser
  3. pp. 85-101
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  1. 5. Continuity between Comprehensive Primary Health Care and Sustainable Development Goals
  2. Melissa Sherry, David Bishai
  3. pp. 102-126
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  1. 6. Four Principles of Community-Based Primary Health Care: Support, Appreciate, Learn/Listen, Transfer (SALT)
  2. Marlou De Rouw, Alice Kuan, Philip Forth, Rituu B. Nanda, Luc Barrière Constantin
  3. pp. 127-149
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  1. Part Two: Country Case Studies of Primary Health Care at Scale and the Way Forward
  1. 7. Bangladesh’s Health Improvement Strategy as an Example of the Alma-Ata Declaration in Action
  2. Taufique Joarder, Ferdous Arfina Osman
  3. pp. 153-179
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  1. 8. Ethiopia: Expansion of Primary Health Care through the Health Extension Program
  2. Zufan Abera Damtew, Meike Schleiff, Kebede Worku, Chala Tesfaye Chekagn, Seblewengel Lemma, Onaopemipo Abiodun, Mignote Solomon Haile, Dennis Carlson, Ahmed Moen, Henry B. Perry
  3. pp. 180-198
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  1. 9. Health Improvement through the Primary Health Care Approach: Case of Nepal
  2. Kedar Prasad Baral, Nadia Diamond-Smith, Rita Thapa
  3. pp. 199-224
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  1. 10. Four Decades of Community-Based Primary Health Care Development in Ghana
  2. James F. Phillips, Fred N. Binka, John Koku, Awoonor-Williams, Ayaga A. Bawah
  3. pp. 225-257
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  1. 11. Sri Lanka’s Health Improvements as an Example of the Implementation of the Alma-Ata Declaration
  2. Vinya Ariyaratne
  3. pp. 258-277
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  1. 12. How Vietnam’s Doi Moi Reforms Achieved Rapid Gains in Health with Comprehensive Primary Health Care
  2. Nguyen Thanh Huong, Hoang Khanh Chi
  3. pp. 278-297
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  1. 13. Cuba’s Progress on Primary Health Care since the Alma-Ata Conference
  2. Sasmira Matta, David Bishai, Pedro Más Bermejo
  3. pp. 298-318
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  1. 14. Health for All in the Twenty-First Century: Lessons for the Next Forty Years of Implementing Primary Health Care
  2. Meike Schleiff, David Bishai
  3. pp. 319-329
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 331-340
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  1. References for Boxes
  2. pp. 341-345
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 347-356
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421441115
Related ISBN
9781421438139
MARC Record
OCLC
1196231900
Launched on MUSE
2020-09-29
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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