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[Perspectives] Picturing health: global primary health care

I started my application to medical school by writing my belief that “every human being should have equal and fair access to adequate health care”. 18 years later and now a primary care academic clinical fellow, I stand by this belief. It was by no coincidence that the 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata was signed at the International Conference on Primary Health Care. Global primary health care is key to unlocking inequality and inequity—it works not only to achieve the definition of health as physical, mental, and social wellbeing but also works to achieve family, community, and spiritual wellbeing.

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