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Johns Hopkins: The Alma Ata at 40, Words Into Action, With Keynote Speaker Rita Thapa on Sept. 12

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 the key to the attainment of the goal of Health for All. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Dr. Rita Thapa, chair of the Global Fund for Community Foundations, will speak at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a signatory of the Alma-Ata Declaration on behalf of Nepal and has spent her career as a feminist educator and community activist having founded Tewa and Nagarik Aawaz. She was named an Ashoka Fellow in 1998.

The event will be livestreamed at this link: https://www.jhsph.edu/departments/international-health/news/alma-ata40.html

The event is open to the public. RSVP to attend in person. 

“The Alma-Ata Declaration at 40: Words into Action”

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

12:15 to 1:30 ET

Sheldon Hall

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

615 N. Wolfe Street

Baltimore, MD 2120

The event is sponsored by the Bloomberg School’s Department of International Health.

Email a question about a major public health challenge in the world today and the organizers will ask Dr. Thapa how its solution is rooted in the words of the Alma-Ata Declaration. Send question to almaata40@gmail.com.

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