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15th Canadian Conference on International Health

Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street

Presented by the Canadian Society for International Health ( and the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (
CCIH 2008 Checking In: Health for All or Health for Some? will provide a kaleidoscope of perspectives on primary health care and offer a forum for re-examining both successes and failures of practice, policies and research. Practitioners, community members, policy makers and researchers will meet to explore new global partnerships, to share new visions and ways of working in primary health care that offer possibilities for achieving improvements to community health, progress toward the Millennium Development Goals, improved equity on the social determinants of health, and strengthened health systems.

Discussion and networking sessions, workshops and presentations will be structured to invite dialogue and opportunities to envision primary health care in its intersections with health reform, health rights and the social determinants of health. Guest speakers will inform and inspire participants through tales of success in health systems, community and national and global policy and practice.

CCIH 2008 will combine new ideas with lessons from experience, offering participants an opportunity to revive the spirit of Alma Ata, and lead to a renewed commitment to Health for All.

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