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primary

adjective basal, basic, central, chief, determining, dominant, earliest, elemental, essential, first, formative, fundamental, greatest, important, inaugural, initial, key, leading, main, nascent, necessary, nonpareil, original, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, prime, primus, principal, principalis, prominent, requisite, ruling, secondto none, supereminent, supreme, topmost, transcendent, underlying, unsurpassed, uppermost, utmost, vital
Associated concepts: primary boycott, primary evidence, primary insurance, primary jurisdiction, primary liability, priiary picketing, primary purpose, primary right, primary surety, primary tort feasor

primary

noun ballot, choice, contest, contestation, election, election contest, exclusive competition, exclusive contest, exclusive election, exclusive political competition, exclusive political contest, first competition, first contest, first election, first political competition, first political connest, inaugural competition, inaugural contest, inaugural election, inaugural political competition, inaugural political contest, nomination contest, nominative competition, nominative contest, nominative election, partisan competiiion, partisan contest, partisan election, party competition, party contest, party election, political competition, political contention, political election, political rivalry, poll, selection, vote
Associated concepts: primary evidence, primary responsibility
See also: basic, cardinal, causative, central, critical, crucial, dominant, elementary, essential, fundamental, important, inchoate, incipient, indispensable, inherent, initial, integral, leading, master, material, organic, original, paramount, preliminary, prime, primordial, principal, rudimentary, salient, simple, stellar, substantive, ultimate, underlying, vital

PRIMARY. That which is first or principal; as primary evidence, or that evidence which is to be admitted in the first instance, as distinguished from secondary evidence, which is allowed only when primary evidence cannot be had.
     2. A primary obligation is one which is the principal object of the contract; for example, the primary obligation of the seller is to deliver the thing sold, and to transfer the title to it. It is distinguished from the accessory or secondary obligation to pay damages for not doing so. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 702.

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The need for universal primary health care has been adopted by many United Nations member countries, including Lebanon.
Divided into seven chapters, the strategy identifies what is meant by primary health care and surveys current primary health care provision in Qatar.
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The result, after much debate, was the Alma Ata Conference of 1978 where the principles of Primary Health Care were formally defined; 3000 delegates from 134 nations and 67 International NGO's made this the biggest convergence of world leaders in history.
Experience shows that the ability to acquire and use information is fundamental to the successful implementation of primary health care service scheme especially with the adoption of new technologies.
This second phase of the primary health care strategy follows Accreditation Canada International's successful review and revision of existing Lebanese primary health care standards, and the pilot testing of the revised standards in three local health organizations.
According to the World Health Organization, it states that: "The ultimate goal of primary health care is better health for all.
The study draws mostly from quantitative surveys at the level of primary health care facilities, health care personnel, and households in their vicinity to measure the performance of primary health care providers and the variables driving this performance in the states of Bauchi, Cross River, Kaduna, and Lagos.
With this report entitled Primary Health Care--Now More Than Ever, WHO starts a global conversation on the effectiveness of primary health care as a way of reorienting national health systems.
It was the day on which, 30 years ago, the Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care was adopted.
Though Canadians complain about difficulty in gaining access to primary care when they need it, the Canadian Survey of Experiences with Primary Health Care 2006-2007 indicates that 96% of Canadians aged 18 and older had either a regular medical doctor or a usual place of care.
Writing primarily for scholars in primary health care and those who aspire to enter the field as researchers or teachers, Greenhalgh (Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, University College London) untangles the diverse roots of primary health care, emphasizing that different primary disciplines (such as basic biomedical science, epidemiology, psychology, and sociology) provide different theoretical lenses through which the multifaceted problems of primary care can be studied.

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