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Global Health
December 18, 2018

Declaration of Astana Emphasizes Primary Care as Key to World Health

JAMA. 2018;320(23):2412. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19558

Leaders from around the world have endorsed the Declaration of Astana, a resolution that vows to strengthen primary health care as a cornerstone to achieving worldwide universal health care. The declaration, signed in Astana, the current capital of Kazakhstan, will also bolster efforts toward attaining a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages.”