Georgian Deputy Health Minister Tamar Gabunia took part in the two-day Global Conference on Primary Health Care held in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Over 80 delegations from WHO member states participated in the conference, including ministers of health, scientists, and academic and technical experts from international and non-governmental organizations involved in shaping primary healthcare services.
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge delivered opening remarks.
Participants focused on identifying policies and practices to future-proof primary healthcare transformation for greater resilience in the face of emergencies and better health and well-being.
The global conference is a side event of the 73rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, which reports on the progress in delivering the European Program of Work (EPW) 2020–2025. EPW focuses on tackling growing health inequalities in Europe.