On the 23rd of October 2023, the “International Conference on Primary Health Care Policy and Practice: Implementing for Better Results” took place in Astana, Kazakhstan. This conference was also a celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Alma-Ata and the 5th anniversary of the Astana declarations. Prof Jan De Maeseneer, former EFPC chair, attended this conference and had the honor to speak on a plenary session on PHC to Advance Health and Disease-Specific Objectives. He delivered a powerful message on the importance of integrated health services and primary care taking the lead in health systems reform.