In a perfect world we’d all have affordable health care that allowed us to see a qualified primary care physician for our entire lives. At least, that’s what the WHO is striving for, and have been since 1978. That’s when world leaders came together to sign the Alma-Ata declaration, which signified their commitment to providing that kind of care. They renewed that commitment in October 2018. The idea is that having universal primary health care would allow people all over the world to attain a higher standard of health, both physical and mental. It’s a lofty goal, but one the WHO has felt is crucial year after year.