Primary health care

Primary health care is health care received in the community, usually from family doctors, community nurses, staff in local clinics or other health professionals. It should be universally accessible to individuals and families by means acceptable to them, with their full participation and at a cost that the community and country can afford.

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Revitalizing primary health care for the 21st century

Countries across the WHO European Region played a pivotal role in the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, held in Kazakhstan on 25–26 October 2018. In addition to the adoption of the Declaration of Astana, here are some highlights of activities prior to and during the Conference.

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Division of Health Systems and Public Health, Kazakhstan

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