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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Subregional training course for the central Asian republics on public health leadership

WHO/Europe organized a subregional training course on public health leadership for the central Asian republics on 15–18 June 2015 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It brought together 30 participants from the 4 central Asian republics – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – and the Russian Federation. Participants included mid-to-senior-level public health policy-makers, administrators, public health programme managers and representatives of public health institutions.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Kazakhstan
20, Orynbor str.,
offices 305-306
Astana 010000
Tel.: +7 7172 204706, +7 7172 204705 (direct line)
Fax: +7 7172 204706

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health and Social Development
Orynbor street 8
House of Ministries, Entrance 5
Astana 010000
Tel.: +7 7 172 74 28 51
Fax: +7 7 172 743243

Areas of Work

The 2014–2015 priorities for collaboration with Kazakhstan are:
  • control and prevention of noncommunicable diseases
  • control and prevention of communicable diseases
  • promotion of health throughout the life-course
  • health systems strengthening
  • strengthening of preparedness, surveillance and response
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Data and statistics


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

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