Today in Astana, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev met with the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, who arrived in Kazakhstan to participate in the Global Conference on Primary Health Care (PHC), which will take place in Astana from 25 to 26 October this year.

The discussion focused on issues of interaction and the development of common approaches to the development of health systems in the world, improving the quality and accessibility of medical services and education, as well as the introduction of modern digital technologies in the framework of improving the health infrastructure.

B. Sagintayev thanked Mr. Ghebreyesus for his support in organizing the Global Conference dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care and expressed the hope that an equally important final document would be adopted.

In 1978, the Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care was adopted in Alma-Ata, which had a global impact on health development around the world. Thanks to this large-scale event, Kazakhstan gained global recognition in the framework of public health care.

Kazakhstan joined the World Health Organization on August 19, 1992, becoming the 180th member state of this organization. Geographically, Kazakhstan belongs to the WHO European Region. Today, 194 states are members of WHO.

Currently, Kazakhstan and WHO have developed a strong partnership. Within the framework of WHO, measures were taken to combat noncommunicable and infectious diseases, especially poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, and actively promote international health regulations. WHO provides ongoing technical and advisory support to Kazakhstan in the implementation of state policy on the protection and promotion of maternal and child health, on the prevention and control of tuberculosis and HIV / AIDS, on improving sanitary services, and so on. Considerable work is being done to achieve health-related sustainable development goals.

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Published: 24 October 2018

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