Health for all by the year 2000BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7068.1331 (Published 23 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1331
WHO is spearheading global consultation to update policy on health for all
- F S Antezana
- Assistant director general World Health Organisation, CH-1211 Geneva, 27 Switzerland
EDITOR,—Staffan Bergstrom and Pascoal Mocumbi highlight several impediments to the attainment of health for all.1 In so doing they provide a too pessimistic view of past successes and future opportunities.
At the World Health Organisation/Unicef conference in Alma-Ata in 1978 the concept of health for all was accepted as a motivational vision for the world.2 The “revolutionary” ideas of the primary health care strategy included an emphasis on intersectoral action for health, reallocation of health resources from tertiary …