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.
National Statistics committee and WFP agree to collaborate on food security statistics in the Kyrgyz Republic
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic (NSC) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve the analysis and dissemination of food security statistics in the Kyrgyz Republic.
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.
WHO mission assesses response to viral hepatitis in Kyrgyzstan
Responding to a request from Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of Health, a team of WHO experts conducted a mission on 11–15 July 2016 to assess the national hepatitis response, including the existing policy and governance environment, available data and information systems, laboratory capacity, testing and treatment infrastructure, human resource capacity, drug and diagnostic supply, and medicine costing and access.
Kyrgyz Minister and Member of Parliament support intersectoral approach to road safety
Kyrgyz Minister of Health Dr Talantbek Batyraliev welcomed 55 stakeholders to an intersectoral policy dialogue on road safety. The Minister declared that reducing road crash deaths is a top priority for the government in Kyrgyzstan, which has the second-highest rate reported in the WHO European Region. WHO/Europe and the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan jointly organized the meeting, held on 31 October 2016 in Bishkek.
Award for WHO’s contribution to maternal and women’s health in Kyrgyzstan
The government and Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan presented WHO’s Regional Adviser for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gunta Lazdane, the “Excellent worker of public health services of the Kyrgyz Republic” award. This award was in recognition of her work to improve the health of women and mothers in the country.
Laboratory mentoring for quality systems implementation under the Better Labs for Better Health initiative: 2016 in review
A key method for effective and efficient strengthening of medical laboratories is the implementation of a laboratory quality management system (LQMS) based on the international quality standard ISO 15189:2012. In 2014, WHO launched a web-based tool that guides laboratories through the practical day-to-day implementation of an LQMS: the Laboratory Quality Stepwise Implementation (LQSI) tool.
Give teenage girls a voice!
In 2016 the theme for the World Population Day is “Investing in teenage girls”. On this day, United Nations Population Fund UNFPA draws attention of the society to such issues as needs and challenges that face teenage girls.
National Forum on Nutrition and Food Security a milestone for Kyrgyzstan
On 20 June 2016, the Multi-stakeholder Platform on Food Security and Nutrition was formalised at the National Forum on Nutrition and Food Security. The Kyrgyz government, with support from UNICEF Kyrgyzstan, brought together representatives from academia, civil society, international organisation and business to improve coordination in the field of nutrition and food security, including the signing of a memorandum of understanding.
Detection and effective treatment of childhood TB in Kyrgyzstan and development of national TB programme
A team of WHO experts visited Kyrgyzstan on 8–11 August 2016 to provide technical assistance in the adaptation and scale up of new recommendations on fixed-dose combinations for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in children, issued by WHO in March 2016.
Key areas of the new State program to stabilize the HIV infection in the Kyrgyz Republic were identified
September 22-23 in Bishkek, the enlarged session of the Working Group was held on the drafting of a new State program to stabilize the HIV in Kyrgyz Republic for 2017-2020.
Kyrgyzstan improves hospital safety and resilience in health emergencies
With its mountainous areas at high risk from earthquakes and floods, Kyrgyzstan was among the first countries in the world to undergo a WHO assessment of its hospital safety with a revised version of the hospital safety index tool. The assessment took place between 27 June and 1 July 2016 in the country, following a similar process conducted in 2010 in 10 major hospitals with a previous version of the tool.
WFP and Pepsico foundation partner to introduce hot school meals
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, and the PepsiCo Foundation launched an initiative today to give 2,000 primary school students in the Kyrgyz Republic access to daily, hot school meals.
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.
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.
Kyrgyz Republic, Russia and WFP to scale up collaboration to promote social development
The Kyrgyz Republic and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that social protection measures in the country will be amplified thanks through collaboration between WFP and the Government and with financial support from the Russian Federation.
Improving cancer registries in CIS countries – Kyrgyzstan hosts a Basic Cancer Registration Course co-organized by WHO/Europe and WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer
Population-based cancer registries are needed for quantifying the burden of cancer and assessing national prevention and control programmes. Well trained cancer registry staff play a crucial role in ensuring good-quality data and adequate data analysis, interpretation and dissemination.
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.
Increasing information on noncommunicable disease risk factors in the Region
In general, noncommunicable disease (NCD) mortality and morbidity data can be obtained from vital registration systems in WHO European Member States. However, information on risk factors is less frequently available, prompting for alternative data sources to provide this information.
WHO experts awarded medals by the Kyrgyz Mandatory Health Insurance Fund
At the 20th anniversary of the Mandatory Health Insurance Fund (MHIF) of the Kyrgyz Republic, WHO experts were honored for their contributions to the Kyrgyz health financing system. Melitta Jakab, Senior Health Economist, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Joe Kutzin, Senior Health Financing Global Advisor, WHO Headquarters and Jarno Habicht, WHO Representative in Kyrgyzstan, all received medals for their many years of work and collaboration. The medals represent a high level of recognition from the Kyrgyz government to WHO for its continued support for health systems reforms.