Primary health care

Primary health care is health care received in the community, usually from family doctors, community nurses, staff in local clinics or other health professionals. It should be universally accessible to individuals and families by means acceptable to them, with their full participation and at a cost that the community and country can afford.

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Altynai Karakhoishiyeva: helping women give birth during the COVID-19 pandemic

Altynai Karakhoishiyeva has been working as an obstetrician-gynaecologist at the maternity unit in City Maternity Hospital No. 1 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for 15 years. She decided to continue working there when it became an isolation hospital for mothers suspected of having COVID-19.

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Division of Health Systems and Public Health, Kazakhstan

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