Primary health care across Europe is celebrating a milestone birthday in 2018.
This year marks 40 years since the signing of the Declaration of Alma-Ata and the moment will be celebrated in a week of events culminating in the anniversary conference from October 25 to 26, in Kazakhstan.
The Alma-Ata declaration advocated not only for technical changes in the way health services are delivered but also a fundamental change in the approach to health and well-being, linking them to social and economic development. Four decades later its principles hold “iconic” status.
The WHO European Regional Office journal, Public Health Panorama, will mark this major anniversary by publishing a special issue on primary health care: putting principles in practice towards universal health coverage.
This special edition sets out to capture the progress made in advancing primary health care principles in the different models of family medicine, general practice, ambulatory and first contact care in the WHO European Region.
A call for papers has been launched and the deadline for submissions is June 20, 2018.
Papers in the form of research articles, reports, policy and practice, case studies and short communications are welcome. Manuscripts may be submitted in either English or Russian, and accepted papers will be published in both languages.
Public Health Panorama is the peer reviewed journal of the WHO Regional Office for Europe. It provides a platform to scientists and public health practitioners for the publication of lessons learned from the field, as well as original research work, to facilitate the use of evidence and good practice for public health action.
For more information about themes and submission guidelines click here.