F1: PACK – enabling population and public health – to achieve the principles of Alma Ata

Friday 29 March
15:00 – 16:00

The Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 emerged as a major milestone of the twentieth century in the field of public health, and it identified primary health care as key to the attainment of the goal of Health for All.

This session describes how the UCT Knowledge Translation Unit has spent 18 years developing and implementing the PACK programme across the public health sector in South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria and Ethiopia, in support of population and public health, and the principles of Alma Ata.

After this session, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the value and benefits of the PACK programme as a key enabler to strengthening primary healthcare services, within population and public health
2. Understand the principles, pillars, features and phases of a PACK implementation pilot and programme
3. Utilise knowledge gained to undertake improvements to PHC within their own countries and health environments

Lara Fairall, Head of the Knowledge Translation Unit, University of Cape Town Lung Institute, South Africa
Tracy Eastman, Director, PACK Global delivery, Knowledge Translation Unit, University of Cape Town / BMJ