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Return to Alma-Ata
15 September 2008 -- Recent trends have clarified the relevance of primary health care in ways that could not have been imagined when the Declaration of Alma-Ata was adopted 30 years ago. Primary health care increasingly looks like a smart way to get health development back on track, says WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan in this article written for The Lancet.
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10 facts on adolescent health
12 September 2008 -- Adolescents have specific health and development needs. The challenges that can hinder their well-being include lack of access to health information and services. This new fact file explores the key challenges in adolescent health.
Fact file on adolescent health


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