Per Kallestrup

Primary Health Care: a strategic framework for the prevention and control of chronic non-communicable disease

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  • Alessandro R Demaio, Copenhagen School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; demaio@sund.ku.dk., Unknown
  • Karoline Kragelund Nielsen, Copenhagen School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; World Diabetes Foundation, Gentofte, Denmark., Unknown
  • Britt Pinkowski Tersbøl, Copenhagen School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark., Unknown
  • Per Kallestrup
  • Dan W Meyrowitsch, Health Services Research, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark., Unknown

In 2014, chronic, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represent the leading causes of global mortality and disability. Government-level concern, and resulting policy changes, are manifesting. However, there continues to be a paucity of guiding frameworks for legislative measures. The surge of NCDs will require strong and effective governance responses, particularly in low and middle-income countries. Simultaneously following the 2008 World Health Report, there has recently been renewed interest in Primary Health Care (PHC) and its core principles. With this, has come strengthened support for revitalizing this approach, which aims for equitable and cost-effective population-health attainment. In this light and reflecting recent major global reports, declarations and events, we propose and critique a PHC approach to NCDs, highlighting PHC, with its core themes, as a valuable guiding framework for health promotion and policy addressing this group of diseases. Responsible Editors: Nawi Ng, Umeå University, Sweden and Julia Schröders, Umeå University, Sweden.

Original languageEnglish
JournalGlobal Health Action
Volume7
Issue1
Pages (from-to)24504
ISSN1654-9880
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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