5th Meeting of the CAREC Working Group on Health

The 5th CAREC Working Group on Health Meeting in Almaty from 2-3 November 2023 brought together participants from 10 countries and ADB staff and experts. Tamar Gabunia, First Deputy Minister of Health, Georgia (CAREC Chair),  Ainagul Kuatbayeva of the Ministry of Health, Kazakhstan (host country), and Xiaohong Yang, CWRD Deputy Director General, opened the meeting by highlighting the importance of linking climate and health actions with regional health security and closer regional cooperation. Lyaziza Sabyrova, Regional Head, CWRD, highlighted opportunities for the health sector to leverage the CAREC platform. Country delegates discussed steps to implement the Regional Investment Framework on Health 2022-2027 and reached an agreement on joint priorities for health and climate change. #CAREChealthcooperation

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