Poverty, Health and the Human Future
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s Speech at the World Health Assembly
World Bank Group "Alma-Ata showed the importance of primary health care as a model of health action rooted in the community; responsive to the community’s needs; and attuned to its economic, social and cultural aspirations. Alma-Ata set the bar high. But we continue to struggle to provide effective, high-value primary health care to all our citizens. Unfortunately, none of WHO’s 194 Member States has yet built the perfect health care system. We can all get better and we know it. But in the grand spirit of Alma-Ata, we must focus again on the link between health and shared prosperity. And, this time, we must turn our loftiest aspirations into systems that build healthier, more productive, more equitable societies," said Jim Yong Kim in a noteworthy speech at this year's World Health Assembly.