Primary Health Care Revisited: A Review of the October 2018 Contact Issue

  • Samuel Adu-Gyamfi Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Roopa Verghese Muthoot Healthcare, Kozhencherry, Kerala
Keywords: Primary Healthcare, Alma Ata Declaration, Christian Medical Commission, Justice

Abstract

This is a review and a synthesis with themes that encapsulate essential issues after the Alma-Ata Declaration. This review is to further reinvigorate the discussion on the question of the role of the church as an institution for current and future participant in global health.

Author Biographies

Samuel Adu-Gyamfi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
PhD  Senior Lecturer Department of History and Political Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST)
Roopa Verghese, Muthoot Healthcare, Kozhencherry, Kerala

Deputy Medical Superintendent,
Consultant Gynecologist and Bioethicist.
Muthoot Healthcare
Kozhencherry
Kerala (INDIA)

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Published
2019-05-31