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Health Promotion Conference


Dr. Jimba will explain partnership in health promotion from a historical perspective.

Primary health care, or PHC, is the foundation of health promotion. The Alma-Ata declaration was issued for primary health care in 1978, and it has been considered a revolutionary approach to achieve health for all.

Then in 1986, Ottawa Charter for health promotion identified three roles of health promoters. There are to advocate, enable, and mediate. Mediation is a term that emphasizes the importance of partnership. Dr. Jimba will explain mediation and partnerships in more detail.

In the Ottawa Charter, they emphasized advocate, enable, and mediate. And even nearly 35 years after the Ottawa Charter, these three roles remain still challenged among many health workers in several countries. In the original document of the Ottawa Charter, mediate was explained like this:

  • It emphasizes the importance of collaboration in all sectors.

In 1997, the fourth international conference on health promotion held in Jakarta. The main theme was “New players for a New Era-Leading Health Promotion into the 21st century”. Dr. Jimba will share his personal experience attending this conference.

The Jakarta conference prioritized five issues in this conference, and one of them in the middle is “Consolidate and expand partnership for health”. This declaration encourages having more partnerships. Please check the slides for more information.

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