The world came together for two days in Astana, Kazakhstan, at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care (From Alma-Ata towards Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals) to renew a commitment to primary health care to achieve universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Conference was held at the Palace of Independence and co-hosted by the Government of Kazakhstan, WHO and UNICEF.
The Conference aimed to renew political commitment to placing primary health care (PHC) at the heart of achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Agenda as well as reaffirm and commemorate the original principles of the 1978 Declaration.
ISQua, as a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organisation (WHO), was invited to attend this conference and endorse the new Declaration and commit to transforming the PHC vision into a practical reality through an implementation plan.
ISQua was represented by our Board Member, Bruno Lucet, at the meeting. ISQua has made the following statement in relation to the Declaration.