Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

The World Health Report

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

The World Health Report

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The World Health Report, first published in 1995, is the World Health Organization's (WHO's) leading publication. Each year the report combines an expert assessment of global health, including statistics relating to all countries, with a focus on a specific subject. The main purpose of the report is to provide countries, donor agencies, international organizations, and others with the information they need to help them make policy and funding decisions. The report is also offered to a wider audience, from universities, teaching hospitals, and schools, to journalists and the public at large--anyone, in fact, with a professional or personal interest in international health issues.

The World Health Report 2008 will be devoted to one of WHO's priority areas: the reinvigoration of primary health care. The report will be launched 30 years after the watershed international conference on primary health care at Alma Ata (now Almaty), Kazakhstan. Publication is scheduled for mid-October 2008. …

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