The first meeting on the resumption of the Almaty Declaration on Primary Health Care was held in Geneva

With the support of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Geneva on 26-27 April 2018 at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Kazakh delegation led by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan Elzhan Birtanov took part in the first meeting on the resumption of the Almaty Declaration on Primary Health Care (PHC) on the eve of the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, which will be held in Astana on October 25-26, 2018. The event was also attended by representatives of WHO regional offices, UNICEF and international experts.

In his welcoming speech at the opening of the meeting, the Minister of Health of Kazakhstan noted that strengthening primary health care is the key to ensuring universal coverage of health services and achieving the goals of sustainable development. Primary care of public health should always be the flagship of the health system. Kazakhstan actively implements advanced practices and innovations, and also conducts technological modernization, digitalization of healthcare and invests in human capital.

During the meeting of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, WHO and UNICEF signed a Memorandum of Intent on the development of the concept, the finalization of all the preparatory materials, the preparation of a communication strategy and the media and the protocol and organizational coordination of the Conference.

During the discussions, experts and heads of international agencies agreed that PHC is a key priority on the agendas of WHO, UNICEF in achieving universal coverage of health services.

Following the meeting, the parties agreed on the establishment of two- and tripartite organizational structures - the senior management team and the coordination team, to manage and coordinate the preparations for the upcoming Global Conference.
Created at : 30.04.2018, 10:15, Updated at : 30.04.2018, 10:15