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Heads of State and Government, ministers and representatives of States and Governments, participating in the 'Global Conference on Primary Health Care: From Alma-Ata towards universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals' are meeting in Astana today and tomorrow (25th & 26th October 2018) to reaffirm the commitments expressed in the ambitious and visionary Declaration of Alma-Ata of 1978 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and have released the new Declaration of Astana.
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.
This week at the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Alma-Ata, the world will assemble at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, Astana, to recommit to strengthening primary health care for achieving universal health coverage. Safe primary care is key to the attainment of Health for All, with safety being essential to make universal health coverage effective; because even when care is available, quality problems are widespread and take various forms.