Sixth Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting

Arusha, Tanzania, 11–17 November 1980: Report

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Women in Health

At the WHO/UNICEF International Conference on Primary Health Care, held in Alma Ata, USSR, in 1978, recognition, implicit in the WHO goal of “Health for all by the year 2000” was given to the many elements - such as agriculture, sanitation, housing, water supplies and land ownership - having a direct bearing on health. It is, therefore, also realised today that health care means, in addition to strictly medical interventions, the need to develop these health-related areas. In other words, the interaction between health and development, if still imperfectly understood, has at least been identified.


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