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Public Health: What is Primary Health Care?

Following on from our Rebel Lives piece on Dr. Noel Browne the following is the first in a series of pieces on Public Health which we hope will address not only the state in which our Public Health Service is currently in, but also how it should perhaps operate. 564 more words

National Issues

Kazakhstan: Nauryz Under Threat?

As Kazakhstan prepares to celebrate Nauryz, fears are growing  that this year could be the last time that the festival is celebrated as more details of… 186 more words


Health For All! (Coursera Update)

So far the journey on the Coursera Express (as Dr Perry calls it) has been great! We’re learning a lot and I can only foresee it getting better. 188 more words


"Barefoot Doctors": China's contribution to primary health care

China played an important role in influencing the concept of primary health care.

The world marveled at its “barefoot doctors“.

Who were these people? 292 more words


The Origins of the People’s Health Movement

Thirty five years ago health campaigners achieved a major breakthrough at the UN Alma-Ata Conference on Primary Health Care.  The conference statement signalled a new approach to health care, often described as the ‘primary health care approach’ or the ‘Alma-Ata principles’ – an approach deeply rooted in the social and structural determinants of health, and emphasising the importance of accountability to the people. 135 more words