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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – As Kazakhstan prepares for the Jan. 1 launch of its Compulsory Social and Medical Insurance (CSMI), the capital Healthcare Department confirmed its readiness to implement the programme at the Dec. 10 city akimat (administration) meeting, reported its press service. CSMI is designed to increase the quality of services, lower costs and make healthcare… The post Nur-Sultan medical organisations ready to implement compulsory medical insurance appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Nazarbayev University (NU) launched its Kazakh-Chinese genetic analysis laboratory Dec. 5, reported russian.news.cn. “I am glad that the Nazarbayev University site is worthy of accepting serious scientific and clinical studies that require not only good equipment, but also good knowledge and specialists. For Nazarbayev University, it means both jobs and increasing their research… The post Nazarbayev University launches Kazakh-Chinese genetic analysis laboratory appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin recently visited the United States and the United Kingdom to negotiate agreements on venture capital, digital technologies and healthcare, reports primeminister.kz. Mamin, as part of his visit to the United States, met Dec. 11 in San Francisco with the heads of global innovation, digital development, venture financing and… The post Kazakh PM visits US and UK, oversees signing of multiple agreements appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – The Ministry of Agriculture is targeting increasing investment and livestock production as part of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s plan for agricultural development outlined in his state of the nation address. Livestock has experienced a 3.9-percent increase in gross output through the first 10 months of 2019, reported the ministry’s press service Dec. 10. Gross… The post Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture targets increasing investment and livestock production appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – The latest round of the Syrian talks, hosted Dec. 10-11 in Nur-Sultan, focused on the recent escalation of violence in Idlib in north-western Syria, emphasised the need to increase humanitarian assistance and ensure safe return of refugees and internally displaced people to their original place of residence in Syria. The talks organised in… The post Kazakh capital hosts latest round of Astana Process talks on Syria appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – The capital recently hosted the 2019 National Tourism Awards, given to the best vacation destinations and locations throughout Kazakhstan. The honours seek to stimulate competition among domestic tourism operators both locally and internationally. The awards, presented for the second year, named prize winners in 10 categories related to industry development. The prizes are… The post Nur-Sultan hosts 2019 National Tourism Awards ceremony  appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Letter from Nur-Sultan, an event held Dec. 5 in the capital, focused on the regional dimension of the European Union (EU) Central Asia strategy and whether it is an adequate answer 21st-century challenges. “The EU needs a more assertive strategy. This would entail shifting from a simple, general dialogue with the target country,… The post European Union and Carnegie Europe present Letter from Nur-Sultan  appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Anti Smog air pollution mask company founders Dayana Tazhimuratova and Aisulu Tystykbayeva fund Kazakh air quality research and work on ways to increase awareness and counter air pollution. “Since we had health problems caused by air quality, we searched for a solution that could help us first of all to not feel so… The post Anti Smog air pollution mask company founders fund air quality research, raise awareness appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) received the second and final shipment of low-enriched uranium (LEU) Dec. 10 at its LEU Bank, established in Ust-Kamenogorsk, East Kazakhstan region, as part of the international efforts to assure countries of the nuclear fuel supply. The delivery completed the planned stock of material that the LEU… The post IAEA LEU Bank completes second shipment of low enriched uranium  appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Kazakh Ministries of Healthcare and Labour and Social Protection of the Population opened a three-day training programme Dec. 9 which they developed to teach medical and social workers the proper interaction with children infected with HIV and other chronic diseases. “The programme helps children with chronic diseases.… The post UNICEF launches training for working with HIV-infected children appeared first on The Astana Times.