Kazakhstan

The Kazakhstan WHO Country Office was established in 1994 in Almaty. It was officially accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in August 2007. Before 2009, the WHO Country Office had two offices: a head office in Astana, the capital, and a sub-office in Almaty. Since 2009, the two offices have been consolidated into one Country Office in Astana. The Country Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Kazakhstan. The country team consists of five people including two experts on mother and child health, reproductive and sexual health, and effects of climate change on health.

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Transforming primary care services in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is on track to achieve the global target of a 25% reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025. Currently, however, it has one of the highest rates of premature mortality in the WHO European Region. In 2013, the main causes of years of life lost due to premature death in Kazakhstan were ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and self-harm. Dietary risks, high systolic blood pressure and high body mass index are the highest ranked risk factors for disease burden, measured in disability-adjusted life years.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Kazakhstan
20/2, Mangilik Yel avenue
offices 305-306
Astana Z05K5M0
Tel.: +7 7172 204705, +881623483092 (direct line)
Fax: +7 7172 204706

WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care
Kazakh National Medical University
88 Tole Bi Street
Almaty 050012
Tel.: +7 727 3387075, +45 5168 5105

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
8, Mangilik Yel avenue
House of Ministries, Entrance 5
Astana Z05 M9E2
Tel.: +7 7 172 74 28 51
Fax: +7 7 172 743243
https://www.mzsr.gov.kz

Regional Committee

"Leaving no one behind is our call to action"

Regional Director addresses the 67th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in Budapest, Hungary

Read the speech in Turkmen

Data and statistics

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Estimated life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)

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