Health and Nutrition News

  • Message on World AIDS Day 1 December 2016

    Message on World AIDS Day 1 December 2016

    Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride but we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

  • HIV prevention among key populations

    HIV prevention among key populations

    Since 2010, the annual global number of new HIV infections among adults (15 years and older) has remained static, at an estimated 1.9 million. Members of key populations, including sex workers, people who inject drugs, transgender people, prisoners and gay men and other men who have sex with men, and their sexual partners accounted for 45% of all new HIV infections in 2015.

  • FSN Forum in Europe and Central Asia

    FSN Forum in Europe and Central Asia

    The online consultation “Food security and nutrition programme for Kyrgyzstan in action. How to implement policy in the most efficient way?” is initiated by the FAO Representative Office in Kyrgyzstan and FAO’s Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) with the South-South Cooperation funding.

  • UNAIDS Executive Director delivers his World Aids Day 2016 message

    UNAIDS Executive Director delivers his World Aids Day 2016 message

    Today, we commemorate World AIDS Day—we stand in solidarity with the 78 million people who have become infected with HIV and remember the 35 million who have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the first cases of HIV were reported.The world has committed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. We are seeing that countries are getting on the Fast-Track—more than 18 million people are on life-saving HIV treatment and country.

  • Kyrgyzstan commemorates World Aids Day

  • Strengthening national tobacco cessation and treatment systems

    Strengthening national tobacco cessation and treatment systems

    On 17-21 October 2016 policy-makers from 12 newly independent states (NIS) participated in a tobacco cessation workshop in Moscow to improve their skills in strengthening national tobacco cessation and treatment systems in accordance with the Guidelines for implementation of Article 14 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).

  • 77 million newborns globally not breastfed within first hour of life - UNICEF

    77 million newborns globally not breastfed within first hour of life - UNICEF

    NEW YORK, 29 July 2016 – Some 77 million newborns – or 1 in 2 – are not put to the breast within an hour of birth, depriving them of the essential nutrients, antibodies and skin-to-skin contact with their mother that protect them from disease and death, UNICEF said.

  • WFP works with the Ministry of Education and Russian Federation to boost school meals in Kyrgyz schools

    WFP works with the Ministry of Education and Russian Federation to boost school meals in Kyrgyz schools

    The UN World Food Programme and the Kyrgyz Ministry of Education and Science are expanding the Kyrgyz Republic’s school meals programme in the country’s poorest rural areas with financial and technical support from the Russian Federation.

  • UNAIDS country manager Sarybaeva Meerim visited multidisciplinary teams

    UNAIDS country manager Sarybaeva Meerim visited multidisciplinary teams

    During her visits to MDTs Sarybaeva Meerim met with members of the teams, conducted interviews with clients and the management of the family medicine centers. Country Manager presented the administration of medical institutions the new approach of UNAIDS to expand the coverage of HIV testing, so that by 2020 90% of people living with HIV are aware of their status.

  • KOICA&WFP partner to promote food security and reduce poverty in Kyrgyz Republic

    KOICA&WFP partner to promote food security and reduce poverty in Kyrgyz Republic

    The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a three-year agreement to improve food security, nutrition and resilience to climate-related and economic shocks for more than 80,000 vulnerable people in four Kyrgyz provinces.

  • World AIDS Day 2016

    World AIDS Day 2016

    Countdown to 1 December 2016. Week 9: condoms In the lead-up to World AIDS Day 2016, the hands up for #HIVprevention campaign will explore different aspects of HIV prevention and how they relate to specific groups of people, such as adolescent girls and young women, key populations and people living with HIV.

  • UNESCO IITE and UNAIDS present a video lesson on HIV with Vera Brezhneva

    UNESCO IITE and UNAIDS present a video lesson on HIV with Vera Brezhneva

    Many schools all over the world mark the 1st of December, the World AIDS Day, by organizing lessons or other special events to discuss with learners issues related to HIV prevention, treatment and care. To help teachers deliver HIV education, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE UNESCO) and UNAIDS Regional Support Group for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) have prepared a video lesson on HIV with participation of Vera Brezhneva, UNAIDS goodwill ambassador.

  • 2016 United Nations political declaration on ending aids sets world on the fast-track to end the epidemic by 2030

    2016 United Nations political declaration on ending aids sets world on the fast-track to end the epidemic by 2030

    UNAIDS welcomes the new goals, targets and commitments of the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration on Ending AIDS. Countries have agreed to a historic and urgent agenda to accelerate efforts towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The Political Declaration provides a global mandate to Fast-Track the AIDS response over the next five years.

  • Calling on innovators, implementers, investors, activists and leaders to fast-track ending the aids epidemic by 2030

    Calling on innovators, implementers, investors, activists and leaders to fast-track ending the aids epidemic by 2030

    UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé, stresses the importance of a people-centred approach at up-coming United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

  • UNAIDS urges donors to commit to fully funding the Global Fund

    UNAIDS urges donors to commit to fully funding the Global Fund

    Ahead of the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund), to be held in Montreal, Canada, on 16 and 17 September, UNAIDS is calling on donors to fully fund the Global Fund. The Global Fund, a financing institution that raises and invests funds to support HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programmes, is calling for US$ 13 billion over the three-year period 2017–2019

  • UNAIDS terminology guidelines - 2015

    UNAIDS terminology guidelines - 2015

    Language shapes beliefs and may influence behaviours. Considered use of appropriate language has the power to strengthen the global response to the AIDS epidemic.

  • AIDS by the numbers 2015

    AIDS by the numbers 2015

    The world has halted and reversed the spread of HIV. The epidemic has been forced into decline. New HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have fallen dramatically since the peak of the epidemic. Now the response is going one step further—ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

  • Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: On the Fast-Track to Accelerate the Fight against HIV and to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030

    Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: On the Fast-Track to Accelerate the Fight against HIV and to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030

    Political declaration on HIV and aids: on the fast-track to accelerate the fight against HIV and to end the aids epidemic by 2030

  • Midwives: health heroes for women, adolescent girls and newborns

    Midwives: health heroes for women, adolescent girls and newborns

    On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, salutes the contribution of midwives to saving the lives of women, adolescent girls and newborns, sometimes under very difficult circumstances, in hard-to-reach communities, in humanitarian emergencies, and in fragile and conflict-torn countries.

  • A visit of Executive Board delegation to UNFPA sites in Kochkor and Naryn

    A visit of Executive Board delegation to UNFPA sites in Kochkor and Naryn

    Under UNFPA youth program, during May 4-5 the EB delegation visited two sites: Youth friendly health service unit at the Primary health care center in Kochkor rayon; and Healthy life style at the vocational school #87 in Naryn city.