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COVID-19 - challenges and trainings for PMSP

COVID-19 - challenges and trainings for PMSP

28 October 2020

An international scientific-practical conference "COVID-19 - CHALLENGES AND TRAININGS FOR PHC" was held on October 27-28 at the Medical University of Karaganda, dedicated to the 42nd anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration of the PHC in honor of the 90th anniversary of the academician  Toregelgy Sharmanov and on the 70th anniversary of the University of Medina Karaganda.

Participants conference are representatives of  the Ministry of health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Republican center of the health development, Republican center of electronic health, Geographically removed office of the World Health Organization for primary care, health departments of regions and cities of the of republican significance and capitals, "Medical Insurance Fund" NCJSC and its branches, medical universities and medical colleges, organizations of PHC.

Hosted by: Association of Individual Entrepreneurs and Legal Entities "National Association" Primary Health Care "and " Medical University of Karaganda " NCJSC.

The key issues in the development of the primary health care system in the conditions of a pandemic were discussed at the conference.

As was noted by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Aleksey Tsoy, the conference brought together a large number of participants - representatives of the WHO European Center for PHC, WHO Country Office in Kazakhstan, colleagues from Georgia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, leading scholars Undoubtedly, due to the understanding of the importance of primary medical and sanitary assistance in the preservation of the health of the population, determined by the Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has become a kind of indicator of readiness of health system of all countries and communities for global challenges of modernity. And the lessons that emerged from the first wave of coronavirus infection in Kazakhstan should be directed to the strengthening of primary health care, "- said A. Tsoy.

The head of the Ministry of Health expressed gratitude to the organizers of the conference and once again congratulated Toregeldy Sharmanovich Sharmanov - Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, laureate of the RK State Prize with his 90th anniversary.

The professor himself recalled in his speech that the Alma-Ata Declaration was adopted on the final day of the International Conference, which was held under the motto "Health for All". Ignoring the seeming utopianism, this motto and the principles embedded in it played a key role in the development of world health.

"The Declaration stipulates that it is achieved through the mobilization of all necessary resources to ensure a safe environment, water, food, adequate conditions for healthy motherhood and childhood, medical qualifications. Although today these principles seem to be completely visible, 42 years ago they changed the priorities of health care for many countries of the world, which determined the development of the primary medical care,” said T. Sharmanov. ⠀ 

During the forum, participants discussed a wide range of topical professional issues, exchanged accumulated experience and best practices.

You can get acquainted with the materials of the conference by following the link


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