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Revista Cubana de Salud Pública

versión impresa ISSN 0864-3466versión On-line ISSN 1561-3127


GONZALEZ PEREZ, Camilo  y  DURAN MORALES, Tatiana. The future of the public health in the political and social setting. Rev Cubana Salud Pública [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.3. ISSN 0864-3466.

Health organizations worldwide have stated for more than 30 years the need of working hard to attain high health levels for all the citizens in this planet. To fulfill the goal " Health for all in the year 2000", closely linked political and social actions are required, among them the following a) the social and economic development that gives the peoples the right to sustainable development; b) the political willingness of governments to give priority to education and healthcare as two of the noblest human rights and c) the revolutionary transformation of healthcare systems, with the explicit aim of placing the primary healthcare in the forefront of the main strategy for improving the healthcare systems of the countries under the concepts of health promotion and prevention. However, in spite of the fact that the future of healthcare is a permanent concern for health service providers and users, politicians, scientists and intellectuals, it may be said that at present this future is uncertain and threatened by neoliberal tendencies, except for the encouraging realities in those countries opting for change and participating in the ALBA program (Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas). The goal "Health for all in the year 2000" is still far from being accomplished; all this will depend on to what extent the world is able to understand that peace, solidarity, respect to human rights and integration of peoples are the only way to make these dreams come true.

Palabras clave : World Health Organization; public health; primary health care; health promotion and prevention.

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