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 (äl′mə-ä′tə, əl-mä′ə-tä′)
See Almaty.
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(Russian ɑlˈmaaˈta)
(Placename) the former name of Almaty
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(ˌæl mə əˈtɑ)

former name of Almaty.
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Noun1.Alma-Ata - the largest city in Kazakhstan and the capital until 1998Alma-Ata - the largest city in Kazakhstan and the capital until 1998
Kazakhstan, Kazakstan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazak, Kazakh - a landlocked republic to the south of Russia and to the northeast of the Caspian Sea; the original Turkic-speaking inhabitants were overrun by Mongols in the 13th century; an Asian soviet from 1936 to 1991
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Note that, Kairat Nurpeissov born in 1957, a graduate of the Pavlodar Teacher's Training Institute, Alma-Ata National Economy Institute was appointed new Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan by President Tokayev's decree.
Contrary to the claims of Armenia, the states that signed the Alma-Ata Declaration of December 21, 1991, on the goals and principles of the Commonwealth of Independent States, including Armenia, accepted the obligation to recognize and respect the territorial integrity of each other and the inviolability of existing borders," reads the appeal.
The Declaration of Alma-Ata, co-sponsored by the World Health Organisation, is a brief document that expresses 'the need for urgent action by all governments, all health and development workers, and the world community to protect and promote the health of all the people of the world.'
Indeed, cooperation with the World Health Organisation has been a consistent approach for His Royal Highness the Prime Minister since the adoption of the Alma-Ata Declaration in 1978.
Forty years ago, in 1978, as Cambodia was facing its gravest hour, the countries of the world gathered in Alma-Ata in the Soviet Union to recognise health as a human right and agree to bring healthcare close to where communities live, with their full participation, and to work across sectors to achieve health for all.
Last year, on the 40th anniversary of the landmark Declaration of Alma-Ata on "Health for All," Lebanon signed the Declaration of Astana, reaffirming that primary health care is the most cost-effective and equitable way to deliver health services and help Lebanon reach UHC.
The messages revolve around the idea of 'Health for All,' which is a recycled message from the WHO Alma-Ata Conference way back in 1978.
In Rwanda, family medicine and community health, which are the better adapted strategies to address these problems, were "de-prioritized" on the grounds that "new medical graduates opting to join the health workforce as general practitioners (rather than pursue specialty training) were felt to already possess the proper knowledge and skills required to deliver basic medical, surgical, and obstetrical services." Forty years after the Alma-Ata Declaration, (2) there is a renewed call to give primary care services a higher priority (3) and to equip health workers, physicians in particular, with competencies in health promotion, prevention of evitable illness, and treatment of problems such as those mentioned above.
(1) This is a direct echo of the 1978 Alma-Ata declaration to promote world health through primary health care (PHC).
The opening plenary paid tribute to the revolutionary Declaration of Alma-Ata from 1978, which was the first to underline the importance of primary health care and put health equity on the international agenda.
development goals as set by the Declaration of Alma-Ata that started