Promoting and supporting community – health managed system.
Increasing efficiencies in the health sector.
Advancing essential national health search.
Elements of PHC
Education on prevailing health problems.
Locally – endemic disease prevention and control.
Expanded program of immunization.
Maternal and child health and family planning.
Environmental sanitation and safe water supply.
Nutrition and food supply.
Treatment of communicable & non – communicable diseases conditions.
Supply and proper use of essential drugs and herbal medicine.
Dental health promotion.
Access to and use of hospitals as centers of wellness.
Mental health promotion.
The ultimate goal of primary health care is better health for all. WHO hasidentified five key elements to achieving that goal:
reducing exclusion and social disparities in health (universal coveragereforms);
organizing health services around people's needs and expectations (servicedelivery reforms);
integrating health into all sectors (public policy reforms);
pursuing collaborative models of policy dialogue (leadership reforms); and
Increasing stakeholder participation.
Basic principles identified in the Alma Ata Declaration that should beformulated in national policies in order to launch and sustain PHC as partof a comprehensive health system and in coordination with other sectors: