Health and Nutrition News

  • First report on official development assistance in Kyrgyzstan

    For the first time in Kyrgyzstan, a report monitoring the official development assistance (ODA) to the country’s health sector has been published. ODA is the assistance provided by the official sector, such as external partners, to promote economic development and welfare. ODA reports contribute to aid effectiveness and improve transparency.

  • 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

    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

  • Talking menstruation

    Some girls suffer so much that in some cases even commit suicide. Why? Because they are having their period for the first time. In Kyrgyzstan, many young girls are not aware of menstruation, nobody talks to them about this and they are left alone with their fear.

  • Investing in teenage girls for a more just, stable and peaceful world

    The teenage years are for some girls a time of exploration, learning and increasing autonomy. But for many others, it is a time of increasing vulnerability and exclusion from rights and opportunities, or just plain discrimination...

  • In Kyrgyz mountain village hospital, UNICEF helps resuscitators save child lives

    ‘We don’t forget these cases’, says Dr. Arstanbek Karybekov. ‘When we save a child’s life, we feel such joy; the child’s family becomes our family.’ Thanks to a UNICEF-supported effort to bring down child mortality in Kyrgyzstan, he and his colleagues are now able to save lives they could not before.

  • The world’s food import bill is rising despite large production and robust supply

    While food commodity prices have been generally stable, the cost of importing food is set to rise in 2017 to USD 1.413 trillion, a 6 percent increase from the previous year and the second highest tally on record according to FAO's latest Food Outlook report published today.

  • Speed management key to saving lives, making cities more liveable

    Managing speed, a new report from WHO, suggests that excessive or inappropriate speed contributes to 1 in 3 road traffic fatalities worldwide. Measures to address speed prevent road traffic deaths and injuries, make populations healthier, and cities more sustainable

  • Road safety: Kyrgyzstan sees decrease in deaths

    A policy dialogue on road safety in Kyrgyzstan in October 2016 resulted in many initiatives to improve road safety. A year on, Deputy Minister of Health Dr Amangeldy Murzaliev invited 30 stakeholders from across Government, health service providers, the police force, Parliament and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to assess the progress made. WHO organized the meeting with the Ministry of Health as part of the biennial collaborative agreement between the 2 bodies.

  • New report to provide key recommendations to improve hospital safety and disaster preparedness in Kyrgyzstan

    WHO is to release a new report that will provide targeted recommendations on enhancing hospital safety and disaster preparedness in Kyrgyzstan. The report is based on an assessment of the safety of the country’s hospital system as a whole. The assessment identified weaknesses and informed remedial measures to strengthen hospital readiness and response as part of the national disaster preparedness strategy and related interventions.

  • WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities

    WHO and UNICEF issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually. The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding encourages new mothers to breastfeed and informs health workers how best to support breastfeeding. Breastfeeding within the first hour of birth protects newborn babies from infections.

  • 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.

  • National laboratory working group members capacitated at workshop on laboratory systems improvement in eastern Europe and central Asia

    On 9–12 May 2016, a workshop was held in Copenhagen, Denmark during which key members of the national laboratory working groups (NLWGs) from Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan came together to exchange experiences and be introduced to the latest developments in laboratory sciences, which allows them to become and remain national leaders in this field in their countries

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Countries commit to keep Europe malaria-free

    Countries in the WHO European Region at risk of malaria reintroduction – the same countries that signed the Tashkent Declaration in 2005 – have reaffirmed their commitment to keep the Region malaria-free.

  • 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