Articles by Altair Nurmakhanov

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Preventive Medicine Is Key to Healthcare in Kazakhstan, Says Professor of Medicine

In his 2012 state-of-the-nation address, President Nursultan Nazarbayev identified the development of preventive medicine as a key priority that “should become a major tool in preventing disease.” President of the Kazakh Academy of Preventive Medicine Almaz Sharman spoke to The Astana Times about the value of preventive medicine. How would you describe the main components…