What goes wrong?
40 years after Alma Ata...
The Lancet A comprehensive vision of health service delivery and a free, holistic medical care, as required by the concept of "Primary Health Care" is even 40 years after Alma Ata in many parts of the world not available.
Even then, it was known that health care facilities must respond adequately to the diverse health needs of their patients, provide high-quality medical care, and be accessible to all. Without such a holistic approach, the newly favored concept of the "Unversal Health Coverage" and the SDG 3 can not be achieved. Three suggestions on how the problem should be addressed. (Photo: Community Eye Health / Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0)