73rd session of WHO Regional Committee for Europe underway in Astana
Astana is currently hosting the 73rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe. Kazakhstan is the first country in its region to host such an event on its territory, with more than 50 experts from across the globe participating. They are engaged in discussions on strengthening healthcare systems in the EU countries. In particular, this year’s session is devoted to such issues as advanced training for healthcare professionals, epidemic preparedness, pandemic response, and antimicrobial resistance.
“The fourth agenda point is action plan on migrant health, because we should not forget that 36 percent of the global migrants is in whole European region. And this is not European, it is global. So, we need an action plan how to deal with the health of the migrants,” said Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe.