The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) is hosting the 5th International Primary Health Care Conference (IPHCC), with the topic "Primary Care Today: Lessons Learned, Future Action for Sustainability." The conference started yesterday and runs through November 12.H E Dr. Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari, the minister of public health, presided over the opening of the 5th IPHCC along with roughly a thousand other attendees, including prominent medical and academic institutions from around the globe as well as practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, influencers, and interested parties.
Many of the themes that will be covered in the thirty sessions and six workshops will be discussed by the attendees, which will help to promote the sharing of best practises and experiences in medicine in this area.The 45th anniversary of the Alma-Ata and the 5th anniversary of the Astana declarations on primary health care, according to PHCC Managing Director and Chairperson of the IPHCC Organising Committee Dr. Mariam Abdul Malik, mark significant milestones for public health in the twenty-first century, as they emphasise the importance of primary health care in achieving the goal of universal health coverage.
The PHCC has developed a strategy centred around several elements in order to effectively implement the primary care plan, the most important of which are providing integrated, comprehensive, and coordinated health services; providing a person-centered health care and well-being system; providing services based on evidence and data; keeping up with the latest technological advancements; and providing quality-based services, as noted by TDr. Abdul Malik in a speech given by Assistant Managing Director of the PHCC and Vice-Chairperson of the IPHCC Organising Committee Musallam Al Nabit on her behalf.