Scientific Sessions

Primary Health Care

Primary health care, or PHC, refers to "essential health care" that is based on scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology. This makes universal health care accessible to all individuals and families in a community. PHC initiatives allow for the full participation of community members in implementation and decision-making. Services are provided at a cost that the community and the country can afford at every stage of their development in the spirit of self-reliance and self-determination.