Health is Kazakhstan's strategic priority, reflected in the Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy and National Health Action Plan (Densaulyk 2016-2019). The political commitment to health is significant, with an investment of 5% of the gross domestic product (GDP) in the health sector of which 60% is allocated for primary health care. The Kazakh Ministry of Healthcare (MoH) is a regulatory body overseeing the health system functions at the national level and is responsible for developing national health strategies. Health financing revenue comes from the government budget (both national and oblast levels) and out-of-pocket payments (official user fees and informal payments).

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WHO/Europe helps Central Asian countries transition to an improved International Classification of Diseases

WHO/Europe is supporting 5 Central Asian countries to make the transition to the new and improved 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), an essential health information tool for the classification of medical conditions and disease that allows health professionals across the globe to make and record accurate and swift diagnoses.

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Estimated life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2019)

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