âPrimary health care approach was too broad and not realistic at the beginning. The idea of selective primary health care (SPHC) was proposed thereafter by Julia Walsh and Kenneth S. Warren, who presented a paper entitled âSelective Primary Health Care, an Interim Strategy for Disease Control in Developing Countriesâ, in a conference organized by Rockefeller foundation in Italy in 1979. They suggested targeting diseases, which cause greatest mortality and morbidity. New strategies were adopted, focusing the maternal and child health as part of primary care. Subsequently, the acronym GOBI-FFF appeared which included growth monitoring, oral rehydration therapy, breastfeeding, immunization, family planning, female education and food supplementation. In 2008, an assessment of progression of primary health care was done among 30 low-income and middle- income countries . It revealed that these countries scaled up SPHC like immunization, family planning, etc. Fourteen countries progressed to comprehensive primary health care, which was marked by high coverage of skilled attendance at birth. Still, SPHC was criticized for having narrow techno centric approach, as it failed to address the social causes of diseaseâ. Parvin R (2013) Primary Health Care.
This progressive and steady development of this field of research/medicine has attracted the publishers and readers all over the globe and this was the main aim of journals started in the field of medicine. Journal of general practice established in the year of 2012 is still trying to highlight the basic approaches in the field of general practice. Since this topic is having lot more sub classifications we always give preference to all articles coming within the scope of our journal.
Last date updated on June, 2014