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Public Health

  • By: Emma Sacks
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The participants at the 1978 Primary Health Care conference at Alma Ata effectively redefined health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The Ottawa Charter on Health Promotion expanded this ...

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