Components of Primary Health Care

In 1978, The World Health Organization (WHO) adopted the Declaration of Alma-Ata. The declaration, named in honor of Almaty, the city of its host, Almaty, Kazakhstan (formerly called Alma-Ata) defined the WHO's position on healthcare that was accessible to everyone throughout the world. 

Components of primary health care are:

Proper nutrition

Nutrition is a crucial aspect of health care. WHO strives to combat the effects of starvation and malnutrition as well as to fight many diseases and illnesses.

Public Education

The public education system is the primary and most important, component of health care for primary patients. To learn more about primary health care, you can visit this site –

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Clean Water & Sanitation

Clean safe drinking water and the most basic sanitation practices in regards to sewage, trash, and water hygiene can dramatically improve the overall health of a community.


Through the administration of global vaccinations, WHO works to wipe out the most serious infectious diseases significantly improving general health worldwide.

Maternal & Child Health Care

Assuring adequate and comprehensive health care for children as well as mothers.

Local Disease Control

The prevention and control of local illnesses are essential for promoting primary health care for a population.

Accessible Treatment

Another essential aspect of health care in the primary setting is access to the right medical treatment of injuries and diseases.