ABSTRACT

In 1978, the Alma-Ata Declaration stated, “Primary health care is essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound, and socially acceptable methods and technology made universally accessible to individuals and families in the community”. 1 Since then, strides have been made increasing the availability and improving the quality of primary health care (PHC) around the globe. However, new health challenges have been emerging too, including the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – namely cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases.