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U.N. Member States Unanimously Approve Declaration Of Astana To Strengthen Primary Health Care

U.N. News: ‘Essential step’ towards universal health care made at pivotal U.N. conference
“United Nations Member States have unanimously vowed to strengthen primary health care, as an ‘essential step’ towards achieving universal health coverage for all. The commitment came at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, being held in the capital of Kazakhstan this week. Known as the Declaration of Astana, it reaffirms the historic 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata, which was the first accord reached by world leaders on primary health care. Thursday’s declaration is also intended to help the world achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3: ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’…” (10/25).

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