Today in Astana was held XXVI meeting of the Council for cooperation in the field of healthcare of States-participants of CIS in the course of which representatives of the ministries and organizations of the healthcare system of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan discussed issues of cooperation in the field of public healthcare and medical science.
The event was attended by UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé and Special representative of WHO European Region Office, Hayk Nikoghosyan.
Opening the meeting, the Minister of Healthcare and Social Development of RK, Tamara Duisenova noted, that to healthcare issues in all countries are given special attention.
The Minister thanked UNAIDS representatives for providing assistance to Kazakhstan in the framework of implementation of joint actions aimed at preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and WHO Euro office for consulting support and assistance in issues of healthcare.
In turn, Michel Sidibé said, that to high-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly in the fight against AIDS, held on June 8-10, 2016 in New York, member countries of UN have committed themselves for implementation of the action plan to end AIDS epidemic by 2030 in the framework of sustainable development Goals.
During the Council meeting were discussed issues of cooperation of States-participants of the CIS for prevention of the negative impact of tobacco on health of population, development of primary healthcare as priority areas of the healthcare system, the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, mutual exchange of experience and information, as well as coordination and preparation of joint statements at meetings of WHO governing bodies and committees.
At the end of the event, Tamara Duisenova presented to the UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé, the medal dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Assembly of people of Kazakhstan. The same medal the Minister conveyed to the Regional Director of the European Bureau of WHO, Zsuzsanna Jakab through Special representative of Hayk Nikoghosyan.
Regular meeting of Council on cooperation in the field of healthcare of the States-participants of CIS will take place in April-May 2017 in Kyrgyzstan.