The story of Primary Health Care : from Alma Ata to the present day
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McPake, B. (2008) The story of Primary Health Care : from Alma Ata to the present day, id21 Health, , , ,
The idea of primary health care (PHC) emerged in the 1960s, in recognition of the shortcomings of the health systems inherited by developing countries after independence. The urban, centralised and curative-oriented health systems were poorly matched to the needs of their people.