IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


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Marking the two-year anniversary of the Declaration of Astana, this event, hosted by WHO, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan, brings together national experiences from across the globe to launch the operational framework and discuss its relevance for strengthening PHC both in the COVID-19 pandemic context and as part of building better.



11:00 – 12:00 Ministerial Plenary Session (streamed in the six UN languages)

  • Welcome & opening remarks - H.E. Alexey Tsoi, Minister of Healthcare of Kazakstan
  • WHO Remarks - Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO
  • UNICEF Remarks - Dr Henrietta Fore, Executive Director
  • Presentation of PHC Operational Framework - Dr Suraya Dalil, Director, Special Programme on PHC
  • Ministerial Panel – moderator: Dr Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe
  • Featuring Ministers of Health
  • Reflections on two years since the Declaration of Astana - Zsuzsanna Jakab, Deputy Director-General, WHO


Participants will be able to join one of five roundtable discussions focusing on levers of the Operational Framework, as below: 

12:00 – 12:45 Policy Roundtable Discussions with senior policy makers (available in English only)

  • Roundtable 1: Governance and policy frameworks - Moderator:  Helen Schneider, University of the Western Cape
  • Roundtable 2: Models of care – Moderator: Githinji Gitahi, Executive Director, AMREF
  • Roundtable 3: Workforce – Moderator:  Alaka Singh, WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
  • Roundtable 4: Digital technologies for health – Moderator: Mr Benoit Kalasa, Director, Technical Division, UNFPA
  • Roundtable 5: Financing/strategic purchasing – Moderator: Dr Melitta Jakab, WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care

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