The Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 emerged as a major milestone in the field of global public health. Referring to the social, political and structural determinants of health, emphasizing the importance of accountability to the people, and proposing comprehensive Primary Health Care (PHC) as key to the attainment of the goal of Health for All, the Declaration still reads as a visionary and revolutionary text.
2018 is the year of commemorating and celebrating 40 years of the Alma-Ata declaration. The official “AA40” celebration will take place on 25-26 October 2018 in Kazakhstan. A full-day workshop critically revisited the Alma-Ata Declaration and the core principles expressed in it (in particular: addressing determinants of health; global solidarity for health equity; accountability to the people and communities, access to comprehensive health care services for all through a system structured around the principles of Comprehensive Primary Health Care) for its potential to be used as inspiration and guidance in our quest for Health for All.
The workshop was organized by a Task Group “with representatives of Brot für die Welt, Difäm, medico international, MMI Network, People’s Health Movement, World Council of Churches and World Federation of Mental Health and supported by the G2H2 Secretariat.
Read the declaration of the workshop here.