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U.N. Member States Agree To Astana Declaration To Strengthen Primary Health Care Systems

UNICEF: New global commitment to primary health care for all at Astana conference
“United Nations Member States today unanimously agreed to the Declaration of Astana to strengthen their primary health care systems as an essential step toward achieving universal health coverage. The Declaration of Astana reaffirms the historic 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata, the first time world leaders committed to primary health care. … UNICEF and WHO will help governments and civil society to act on the Declaration of Astana and encourage them to back the movement. UNICEF and WHO will also support countries in reviewing the implementation of this declaration, in cooperation with other partners” (10/25).