In 2017, scholars from 11 countries launched a project to share success stories in achieving people-centered Primary Health Care (PHC).
PHC has been the paramount goal of public health since the original Alma-Ata Declaration. Some countries have made substantial progress - but many still struggle to bring health closer to the people. Lessons learned from achieving PHC is crucial knowledge that should be shared between communities, local health systems, governments, civil society, and international organizations. Every stakeholder should understand what practical implementation of people-centered health looks like.
The scholars have partnered with the World Health Organization to present these lessons in "Realizing Comprehensive Primary Health Care: How Countries Succeeded," a book illustrating the impact of involving people in designing health solutions. Updates on how to access the book will come soon.