From 12 to 14 February 2018 in Geneva Kazakhstan’s Minister of Health Elzhan Birtanov participates in the global seminar of the World Health Organization in preparation for the Global Conference dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the WHO / UNICEF Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care.

Assistant Director-General of WHO professor Naoko Yamamoto stressed the importance of the Conference in Kazakhstan, which will reorient the global health agenda to primary health care.

In turn, Elzhan Birtanov noted that over the past 40 years, the priorities of health systems have changed. However, the key role of the primary link of medical care remains unquestionable. The celebration of this commitment to the Declaration of Alma-Ata is welcomed by most partners and WHO member countries.

"The reorientation of primary health care is primarily aimed at supporting public health and active participation of people in managing their health," the minister said.

During the seminar, Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Health and the WHO Regional Office for Europe signed a two-year cooperation agreement for 2018-2019 between, within which Kazakhstan will receive from the international organization services and advisory technical assistance in the amount of US $ 1,665,500.

Cooperation between Kazakhstan and WHO is based on approaches that contribute to strengthening the country's capacity to ensure equal access to quality health care and public health services.

“The Qazaq Times”