Call for papers: Primary Health Care Research & Development is seeking papers for the 40th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration.
Strong primary care systems, based in local communities, are recognised to be essential for better health outcomes. A primary health care approach was first put forward 40 years ago in the Declaration of Alma-Ata. Four decades later, the Declaration holds iconic status for having advocated not only for technical changes in the way health services are delivered but also a fundamental change in the approach to health and well-being, linking them to social and economic development.
Primary Health Care Research and Development calls for the submission of papers for a special issue on integrated primary care and multidisciplinary primary care teams. This year in Oct 25–26, 2018, in Astana, Kazakhstan, during the Second International Conference on Primary Health Care, a new declaration shaping the future of primary health care will be announced. The draft declaration1 underlines Primary Health Care as an essential means to achieve universal health coverage and Sustainable Development Goals, to improve health and to sustain health systems. Therefore, priority will be given to papers emphasizing integration and multidisciplinary team work in primary care and linking them to universal health coverage and sustainability of health systems. We welcome submissions in one of three categories: Research Papers, Development Papers, and Short Reports. Further information about each of these categories can be found in the instructions for contributors’ section of the journal home page. There is a prerequisite for research papers to report research done in primary care settings and we expect to have good examples of primary care practices for development papers.
Sub-themes identified for the special issue are listed below and papers covering one of these themes will be considered for editorial evaluation and peer-review. Please submit manuscripts through our online system, mentioning that your submission is for the call on the 40th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration.
The deadline for submissions is 30th September 2018.