Global Conference to renew commitment to primary health care

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The world will come together in Astana, Kazakhstan at the Global Conference this October on Primary Health Care to renew a commitment to primary health care to achieve universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. This year the world will come together to recommit to strengthening primary health care to achieve universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Ministers of Health, Education and Finance, civil society, and key partners and international organisations will come together at the conference to be held On 25-26October.

In 1978, a pivotal conference was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, bringing together health experts and world leaders to commit to health for all. The Declaration of Alma-Ata, endorsed at that conference, formed the foundation for the last 40 years of global primary health care efforts.

This October, the world will reunite to reinvigorate and reaffirm primary health care. The Global Conference will endorse a new declaration which emphasizes the critical role of primary health care around the world, refocusing efforts to ensure that everyone everywhere is able to enjoy the highest possible attainable standard of health.

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