Health for all by the year 2000

BMJ 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

  1. F S Antezana
  1. 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 …

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