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Primary Care

Ayse Emel Onal

Istanbul University

Dr. Onal has been working as the Head of Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health since 2016. She has more than 35 international publications in the Web of Science. Her main research areas are epidemiology, gerontology, and environmental health.


Primary Care Health Services Pregnant Health Maternal Health Infant Health Child Health Adolescent Youth Occupation Worker Health Prevention Elderly Rehabilitation

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Primary healthcare is the provision of a service model that individuals can easily access, close to their homes, and that everyone can benefit from the minimum healthcare package offered in order to maintain their health without paying or with a small fee and to diagnose their diseases early. As agreed at the Alma Ata 1970 and Astana 2018 Primary Health Service meetings, it offers social equality, self-responsibility, international solidarity, integrated service, and team services that work to address life as a whole. In primary care, individuals should be able to access health services from the mother's womb to the last days of old age and receive early diagnosis and rehabilitation services, especially health-promoting and preventive services. Vaccination, access to healthy and clean water, health education, access to birth control methods and access to essential drugs should be among the services providing to individuals in the first step.

Primary health care provides people with the most basic health services to be born in a healthy environment and to maintain their health.

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Date completed: April 19th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: July 16th 2021

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Expected publication date: December 3rd 2021

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Ayse Emel Onal

Istanbul University

Professor Ayşe Emel Önal, MD, was born in Istanbul in 1960. She graduated from Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, in 1985. In 1995, she took a public health specialist diploma with her thesis titled \'The relationship between the health problems of elderly teachers living in Istanbul with Daily Life Activities and Instrumental Daily Life Activities\' in Istanbul Medical Faculty Department of Public Health. In 2005, she received the title of Public Health Associate Professor at Hacettepe Medical Faculty. Since 1991, she has been working at Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty Department of Public Health. In 2007, she started work as an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health. She became a professor in 2011 and continued her duties in Istanbul Medical Faculty Department of Public Health. Since 2013, she has been working as the Head of Environmental Health Science, Department of Public Health, in Istanbul Medical Faculty. In 2014, she began working as the Director of Community Medicine Application and Research Center of Istanbul University. Since 2016, she has been working as the Head of Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health. She is editor to two international books and chapter author in three international books. Also she is editor to one national book and chapter author in four national books. She has more than 35 international publications in Web of Science; 15 of these are publications in which she is the first name. She has publications in over 180 national journals and papers in international and national congresses. Her H Index is 14. She speaks French and English. Her main research areas are epidemiology, gerontology, and environmental health.

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