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Strengthening of interstate coop in health sector of CIS countries discussed in Astana (PHOTO)

Issues of further strengthening of interstate cooperation in the field of health of the CIS member states have been discussed in Astana during the XXVI Meeting of the Cooperation Council in the health sector of the CIS members states, during which the representatives of the Ministries and organizations of the health system of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia , Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the Ukraine and Uzbekistan discussed issues of cooperation in the field of public health and medical science.
Nur-Sultan 21 June, 12:18

Minister of Health and Social Development of Kazakhstan Tamara Duissenova has noted that all countries pay special attention to the health sector. The Minister has thanked the representatives of the UNAIDS for providing assistance to Kazakhstan in the framework of joint actions aimed at preventing HIV / AIDS, as well as the WHO European Office for consulting support and assistance in the health matters.

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé has said that at the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations in combating AIDS, held on 8-10 June 2016 in New York, the country - members of the UN pledged to implement the action plan to put an end to the AIDS epidemic by 2030 within the framework of the sustainable development goals.

According to Deputy Minister of Health and Social Development of Kazakhstan Aleksei Tsoi, this session is designed to enhance the cooperation exchange of the CIS member states on different issues ranging from the clinical trials, AIDS cooperation, combating tuberculosis. Generally 18 issues will be considered.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Konysbek Zhussupbekov has noted that participation of the representatives of influential international organizations whose activities are related to the protection of working people in the meeting demonstrates the interest, close co-operation of the Cooperation Council in the CIS Health.

Thus, in the course of the meeting the Board have discussed issues of cooperation between the CIS member states on the prevention of negative effects of tobacco on public health, the development of primary health care as a priority health system trend, non-communicable disease prevention and control, the mutual experience and exchange of information, as well as coordination and preparation of joint appearances at meetings of the governing bodies, and WHO committees.

In addition, during the event T. Duissenova has handed UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé a medal dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan. The same medal has been referred to Regional Director of the WHO European Office Zsuzsanna Zhakab through special representative Hayk Nikoghosyan.

Indira Kaumetova

Photo by Azamat Aliyev