Health and Nutrition News

  • More countries acting to combat antimicrobial resistance in food and agriculture

    More countries acting to combat antimicrobial resistance in food and agriculture

    Efforts to confront the spread of antimicrobial resistant pathogens on farms and in food systems are gathering momentum, thanks to strong backing by governments and technical support that is boosting national capacities to respond to the problem, FAO said today.

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

    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

  • UNFPA and Russia partner to improve population data and policies in Kyrgyzstan

    UNFPA and Russia partner to improve population data and policies in Kyrgyzstan

    The signing ceremony for the KYRGYZSTAT project marked another significant milestone in the cooperation between the two parties, following a similar UNFPA-led and Russia-supported programme in Belarus.

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

    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.

  • 105 000 doses of vaccine flown into Kyrgyzstan to kick-start influenza immunization campaign

    105 000 doses of vaccine flown into Kyrgyzstan to kick-start influenza immunization campaign

    WHO and the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan encourage health-care workers and those at risk of influenza-related complications to get vaccinated against influenza during the immunization campaign that starts in the country on 28 November 2017. An additional 105 000 doses of influenza vaccine were shipped to Kyrgyzstan to allow more people to be vaccinated. The new influenza vaccine was presented during an official ceremony on 21 November 2017.

  • World Aids Day: Right to Health

    World Aids Day: Right to Health

    Quiz Night intellectual game took place in Bishkek on November 29, 2017 under the World AIDS Day campaign focused on the right to health The game was organized and conducted by the Country Office of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in cooperation with the Institute of Media Policy.

  • Multidisciplinary Approach to HIV Prevention is an Effective Way to Achieve the Global Target ‘90-90-90’.

    Multidisciplinary Approach to HIV Prevention is an Effective Way to Achieve the Global Target ‘90-90-90’.

    A working meeting of multidisciplinary teams (MDT) took place on November 22 – 24 at family medicine centers of Osh, Batken, Jalal-Abad, Chui and Issyk-Kul oblasts. 80 people participated at this meeting, including FMC directors, physicians-in-chief, infectious disease doctors, nurses, peer consultants, international partners and representatives of non-for-profit organizations.

  • Family planning is a right for life

    Family planning is a right for life

    WHO estimates that 225 million women in developing countries would like to delay or avoid pregnancy but do not use any method of contraception. Complications during pregnancy and delivery are the main reason of death among young women. More than 287 000 women die in the world annually during pregnancy and delivery. Maternal death rates in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are among the highest in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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

    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.

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

    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...

  • Talking menstruation

    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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Kyrgyzstan marks World Prematurity Day

    Kyrgyzstan marks World Prematurity Day

    Complications of premature birth are the main cause of death for more than 1 million children under the age of 5 every year worldwide. In Kyrgyzstan, some 8000 babies are born prematurely. Bishkek, 17 November 2016: Every year, some 8000 children are born prematurely in Kyrgyzstan (4.8 per cent of all births). The survival rate of children weighing 500 to 1500 grams is 49.2 per cent.

  • Pandemic Influenza Preparedness 2017 planning workshop

    Pandemic Influenza Preparedness 2017 planning workshop

    This year’s annual planning workshop for implementation of the 2017 Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework Partnership Contribution was held on 13–15 September 2016 at the WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • 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.

  • Uniform standards for child development from 0 to 3 years presented in Kyrgyzstan

    Uniform standards for child development from 0 to 3 years presented in Kyrgyzstan

    Bishkek, 21 November 2016 – Today, experts from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) presented standards for child development from birth to 3 years in Kyrgyzstan. The presentation took place at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Social Affairs, Education, Science, Culture and Public Health. Based on approved standards, experts have developed a manual on early child development from 0 to 3 years, and a diary on child development from 0 to 7 years. The presentation was dedicated to the Universal Children's Day – 20 November, when the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted.

  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 2016: Encouraging health care workers and the public to become “Antibiotic Guardians”

    World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 2016: Encouraging health care workers and the public to become “Antibiotic Guardians”

    Antibiotic resistance presents one of the biggest threats to global health and development today – and the threat is growing. This year, the world will mark the second annual World Antibiotic Awareness Week from 14 to 20 November, with a particular focus on health care workers.

  • 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).