Astana Global Conference on Primary Health Care
What is the Astana Global Conference? On 25-26 October 2018, world leaders, government ministers, development partners, civil society and young people will meet in Astana for the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, jointly hosted by the Government of Kazakhstan, UNICEF and WHO. Participants will renew their commitment to primary health care…, Success stories: How primary health care helps families and children, In remote Kyrgyzstan simple solutions save newborn lives How visiting nurses help prevent child deaths in Kazakhstan Fathers in Turkmenistan carve out their immediate and long-term parenting roles Investing in better care during baby’s first days is saving lives in Kyrgyzstan Saving newborn lives in remote mountainous areas of Kyrgyzstan , “In Focus” reports:, A healthy start in life for every child Immunization , More information about the Astana Global Conference, WHO Global Conference on Primary Health Care website The Declaration of Alma-Ata Provisional conference programme
“I’d settle for a year being sick, as long as it’s not her, not for a single day”
Little Varya was 3 years old when Alexei and Nastya Naumov adopted her from an orphanage. They had long dreamed of children, when they found this girl who looked so much like Alexei Naumov. Nothing could stop them: neither difficulties, nor Varyusha's diagnosis – HIV, which the orphanage told them about right away. Varya Varya at the New Year…
"During crisis we realized, health is the most important thing."
For thousands of pregnant women in Kazakhstan, pregnancy coincided with the pandemic and the introduction of quarantine measures, which can vary from week to week. UNICEF estimates that around 116,000,000 children will be born worldwide during the pandemic.1 During the pandemic, 498,367 children were born in Kazakhstan (March 2020 - April 2021)2.…
HIV-positive… and fearless
During the first TEDxYouth event organized on 17 November in Kazakhstan, Baurzhan, age 13, and his mother Aliya spoke about living openly with HIV. This is his story. Standing before more than 100 people, Aliya asks if anyone in the audience remembers the incident in 2006 when 149 children in southern Kazakhstan were infected with the human…