The Ottawa Charter

The Ottawa Charter Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion is a document prepared by the World Health Organization, at the First International Conference on Health Promotion held in Ottawa, Canada in 1986. The first International Conference on Health Promotion held in Ottawa on November 21, 1986 issuing the letters addressed to the goal “Health for All by the Year 2000”. This conference was primarily a response to the growing demand for a new conception of public health in the world. While discussions focused on the needs of industrialized countries, also took into account the problems that affect other regions. The conference took as its starting point the progress made after the Conference of Alma-Ata on primary health care, the paper “The Goals of Health for All” of the World Health Organization, and the debate on intersectoral action for health held recently in the World Health Assembly.

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