Based on the real life example of the Community Health Centre "The Botermarkt" in Ghent, Belgium, Prof Jan De Maeseneer presented for a large and high level audience the basic concepts of the CHC movement.

Please check the presentation "35 years of implementation of the Alma-Ata Declaration!" as it was presented on the 6th of November in Almaty, Kazakhstan at the WHO conference 35th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care.

International Journal of Integrated Care Vol 13, EFPC Istanbul Conference Supplement 2013

With all abstracts related to the integration of primary care & secondary care including the key-note abstracts, planned workshops and research & policy abstracts.

Thanks to the abstracts authors, Matthijs van Maanen and to the IJIC editorial team for all their efforts!

EFPC representatives have been present all over Europe to emphasize the importance for investment in Community Oriented Primary Care with great success:

At the Istanbul conference we made several video recordings. The first two are now available via a YouTube streaming option:

  • 9 September theatre play based on a script "Margaret" written by EFPC Flemish members Tom Declerq and Pauline Boeckxstaens from the University of Ghent, directed by Cagri Kalaca and played by EFPC Turkish members Emrah Kirimli (the Son), Mehmet Akman (the Doctor) and Sirin Parkan (Margaret).
  • The official launch of the International Federation of Community Health Centres for the European Region during the annual conference of the European Forum for Primary Care in Istanbul on the 10th of September 2013.with presentations of Prof Jan De Maeseneer, chairman of the EFPC and directing council member of the IFCHC, Nele Gerits, Belgian CHC representatives and Diederik Aarendonk, EFPC & IFCHC coordinator.