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Thoughts, Words, Action: The Alma-Ata Declaration to Diabetes Care Transformation

Thoughts, Words, Action: The Alma-Ata Declaration to Diabetes Care Transformation The International Conference on Primary Health Care, held at Alma-Ata, present-day Kazakhstan, in September 1978, was a landmark in global health care. The Declaration of Alma-Ata that was adopted at that conference successfully refocused attention and energy on primary health care. In a similar manner, the United Nations resolution of 2006 highlighted the dangers of the diabetes pandemic. The underlying philosophy of the Declaration of Alma-Ata is assessed in this editorial, to determine whether it remains relevant for modern and future diabetes care. We highlight the concordance between the Declaration of Alma-Ata and the principles of present-day diabetes care, and come to the conclusion that the 1978 document is relevant for the management of the diabetes pandemic. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Diabetes Therapy Springer Journals

Thoughts, Words, Action: The Alma-Ata Declaration to Diabetes Care Transformation

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by The Author(s)
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Internal Medicine; Diabetes; Cardiology; Endocrinology
ISSN
1869-6953
eISSN
1869-6961
DOI
10.1007/s13300-018-0440-2
Publisher site
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Abstract

The International Conference on Primary Health Care, held at Alma-Ata, present-day Kazakhstan, in September 1978, was a landmark in global health care. The Declaration of Alma-Ata that was adopted at that conference successfully refocused attention and energy on primary health care. In a similar manner, the United Nations resolution of 2006 highlighted the dangers of the diabetes pandemic. The underlying philosophy of the Declaration of Alma-Ata is assessed in this editorial, to determine whether it remains relevant for modern and future diabetes care. We highlight the concordance between the Declaration of Alma-Ata and the principles of present-day diabetes care, and come to the conclusion that the 1978 document is relevant for the management of the diabetes pandemic.

Journal

Diabetes TherapySpringer Journals

Published: May 9, 2018

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