Better noncommunicable disease outcomes: challenges and opportunities for health systems - Kazakhstan (2018)
Kazakhstan country assessment
Kazakhstan has one of the highest rates of premature mortality due to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the WHO European Region: the rate in 2012 was 648.31 per 100 000 population aged 30–69 years. This has significant socioeconomic consequences for the development of the country and calls for immediate strengthening of the health system to respond to the growing burden of NCDs. Despite significant progress and political commitment in Kazakhstan, the outcomes of NCDs could still be improved. This report reviews the challenges and opportunities of the health system in Kazakhstan for scaling up core services for the prevention, early diagnosis and management of NCDs. The report also provides examples of good practice in the care of stroke patients and online health information and registries. Policy recommendations are made for further action, based on the assessment.