Breaking news Health Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:28:53 +0600 60 WHO considers immunization as effective investment in public health Bishkek, Jan. 18, 2018 / Kabar /. The Kyrgyz Health Minister Talantbek Batyraliev met with the mission of the Vaccine Control Program of the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

The Head of the Vaccine Disease Program, Rob Butler, described Kyrgyzstan as a country that achieved high immunization coverage rates and advised to further maintain these high indicators.

"Kyrgyzstan makes a significant contribution to maintaining polio-free status and eliminating measles and rubella. I propose to present these high achievements at the Regional Committee of the WHO Regional Office for Europe in September this year," Rob Butler said.

The meeting stressed the special importance of immunization as the most cost-effective intervention in public health and the need for policymakers to pay attention to the financial sustainability of the National Program on Immunological Prophylaxis in Kyrgyzstan, which is of great importance for health and national security in the country.

Kyrgyzstan successfully introduces new vaccines with the support of partners, for example, pneumococcal vaccine that protects children from pneumonia and was successfully introduced in 2016.

In 2018, the country begins the introduction of the Rotavirus vaccine that will protect children from diarrheal diseases of a viral nature. WHO will provide technical assistance for introduction of this vaccine in Kyrgyzstan.

Talantbek Batyraliev pointed out the growing need in informing the public and advocating benefits of immunization among the population at a high level.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:50:01 +0600
Medicines and medical equipment from Iran may appear on Kyrgyz market Bishkek, Jan. 18, 2018 / Kabar /. On Jan. 14-15, 2018, a delegation of the Ministry of Health visited the Islamic Republic of Iran within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding and joint cooperation in the field of healthcare, medicine, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment between the Ministries of Health of Kyrgyzstan and Iran, the press service of the Kyrgyz Health Ministry reported.

The Kyrgyz delegation got acquainted with the conditions of production of two pharmaceutical plants for the production of medicines, one of which specializes in the production of biological preparations and biosimulators, intended, including for the treatment of cancer and one plant for the production of medical equipment.

The Kyrgyz delegates noted that the production of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment in Iran was placed at a very high and qualitative level, as well as prices of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment are affordable. The possibility of delivery of Iranian pharmaceutical products and medical equipment to the market of Kyrgyzstan will positively affect the availability of drugs for the population and medical equipment for medical institutions.

In addition, the Iranian side was invited to participate in the 13th international specialized exhibition "Medicine-MedExpo 2018" which will be held on Apr. 10 - 12, 2018 in Bishkek, with a view of presenting medical equipment of Iranian production.

Based on the results of the trip, it was decided to establish a bilateral working group that will work to create conditions for the entry of Iranian products into the pharmaceutical market of Kyrgyzstan.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:28:34 +0600
Health Minister of Kyrgyzstan meets with delegation of Finland Bishkek, Jan. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. Health Minister of Kyrgyzstan Talantbek Batyraliev met today with a delegation of members of the Parliament of Finland, the press service of the Health Ministry reported.

At the meeting, the sides discussed opportunities for cooperation in the field of health.

Ville Skinnari, Social Democratic Parliamentary Group Member of Parliament of Finland, Chairman of the Central Asian Friendship Group, briefed about the development of health care sector in his country. "Currently the Government of Finland is working to develop various laws aimed to reform health care and

social policy. One of Finland's successful stories is protection of motherhood and childhood, where a specialized program on maternal and child health was developed in the seventies of last century. Every mother and child participate in specialized programs and receive free of charge medical services," Ville Skinnari said.

"Finland is constantly developing and actively helping health care of other countries. Support for the health sector, especially development of the first medical aid, is at a high level in your country. We would like to adopt your experience, which is an example for many countries,” Health Minister of Kyrgyzstan Talantbek Batyraliev said.

The Kyrgyz health minister also expressed a desire to develop mutual cooperation, exchange of employees, to cooperate in the development of pharmaceuticals.

He also expressed readiness of the Kyrgyz side for bilateral cooperation in the field of health care.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:08:29 +0600
Cardiology clinic of Bishkek examine people with disabilities free of charge Bishkek, Jan. 12, 2018. /Kabar/. Bicard cardiology clinic in Bishkek provided free services for the examination and counseling of people with disabilities, the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

"The action we conducted for patients with disabilities is not charity, but a reminder that these people, like everyone else, have the right to receive highly qualified medical services, diagnostics and advice from good specialists. Many people forget that there are such people and they have the same absolute rights," chief doctor of the clinic Damir Osmonov said.

He also said that another goal of the action is to draw the attention of entrepreneurs and investors to health problems, which does not have enough resources to cover all the needs and requirements of the people with disabilities.

44 years old Zhyldyzbek, who was the first to come to the examination, said that he suffers from palpitations, especially at nights. He learned about the action on the radio. The rendered services have come in handy, because it's very hard to live for a pension of 5 thousand 900 soms.

"Doctors prescribe so many analyzes and free ECHO survey - it's generally good luck. As a former party worker, I do not part with the news every day, I saw a running line with the announcement, my son brought me here on crutches. I have heart failure. After the examination, a treatment was prescribed here and they told me to come back again,” one more pensioner Zinugul said.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:20:45 +0600
Purchase of medical equipment for National Center of Oncology discussed Bishkek, Jan. 10, 2018 / Kabar /. Representatives and members of Board of Trustees of the Fund for Support of Oncological Service held a meeting with the leadership and specialists of the National Center of Oncology and Hematology (NCO&H.). The main topic of discussion was the acquisition of medical equipment for NCO&H, press service of the Ministry of Health reported.

During the meeting the chairman of the Fund Nurgul Adnayeva told about the Fund’s goals, tasks and plans in support of the Oncological Service. She also mentioned about the forthcoming tender for the purchase of necessary medical equipment for NCO&H.

Representatives of the Fund together with specialists of the NCO&H conducted detailed discussion on purchased medical equipment, about technical characteristics and capabilities of each equipment that will be acquired.

Specialists of NCO&H made their proposals, remarks and additions both on the general list and on technical requirements for each equipment. In addition, they stressed the necessity of acquisition of new generation high-tech equipment which is important for early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer.

The participants of the meeting once again specified the invaluable assistance from the state’s side and investors. They expressed their hope that it would be a good example for private agencies to invest in health care area and make their contribution in combating cancer for the sake of citizens’ health of the country.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:45:30 +0600
Private medical center will provide free medical examination for people with disabilities Bishkek, Jan. 8, 2018 / Kabar /. People with disabilities will be able to freely examine their heart in a private medical center, the Ministry of Health press center consultant Elena Bayalinova wrote a post on Facebook.

Bayalinova stressed that this is a New Year gift from the private Bicard Clinic.

"On Jan. 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the medical center invites people with disabilities to examine their heart for free of charge and receive free consultation from a cardiologist," Bayalinova said in her post.

The center’s phone numbers: (0312) 979-688, 880-688, (0776) 680-688, (0708) 860-688, (0559) 860-688.

The center’s address: Bishkek, Tynystanova Street 2/1 (the area of Kygyz State Medical Academy named after Akhunbaeva).

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 23:00:23 +0600
Bhabhatron equipment in Bishkek will help to treat cancer patients Bishkek, Jan. 7, 2018 / Kabar /. The first reception of patients for radiotherapy with the help of Bhabhatron equipment will be opened in Bishkek after Jan. 15.

According to the press center of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, director of the National Center of Oncology and Hematology Ernis Tilekov said that active construction of a new building for children's oncohematology is underway. All construction works are planned to be completed by Sept. 17, 2018, according to the tasks set at the last meeting of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on Dec. 30, 2017.

Thanks to the $ 10 million allocated by Kumtor Gold Company, a modern equipment for the treatment of cancer patients will be purchased.

On January 7, three experts from Kyrgyzstan (engineer, medical physicist and physician), who have already been trained with Indian specialists in Bishkek, left for Delhi, and now within a few days they will raise their skills in Indian clinics and after returning to Bishkek the reception of patients for radiotherapy with the help of Bhabhatron equipment will be started.

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 21:50:33 +0600
Scientists warning women against use of sausages Bishkek, Jan. 5, 2018 / Kabar/. Scientists believe that women should not use sausage and hot dogs. It's not even about upkeeping the figure, these products increase the risk of cancer, MIR 24 reported referring to The Times.

According to researchers, only nine grams of meat products per day (identical to three slices of bacon or two sausages a week) can be the cause of breast tumor. The risk of developing the disease when eating so much of meat products was increased by 15%.

About 260 thousand women participated in the experiment. Women, who entered the period of menopause, were in a special group of risk.

By the way, experts of Roskachestva checked the products that are popular with Russians in New Year holidays. The Doctor sausage underwent trials. The results of the tests were slightly better than those of dairy sausages. Nevertheless, there is a violation.

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:22:53 +0600
Epidemiological situation in Kyrgyzstan remaining stable Bishkek, Jan. 5, 2018 / Kabar/.The Department of Disease Prevention and State Sanitary, Epidemiological Supervision of Kyrgyzstan reports that annually in fall-winter period there is an increase of flu in the country.

Epidemiological analysis of the situation shows that in 2016 a high incidence of flu was observed in December. In the epidemic process, as in previous years, mainly children under the age of 14 were infected making up 70% of all cases.

Since October of previous 2017 there has been a gradual increase in the incidence of Acute Respiratory Viral Infections (ARVI).

According to data, for the 52nd week (from Dec. 25th to Dec. 31st, 2017) compared with the previous week (ie, 51st week, from Dec.18 to Dec. 24 2017), there was a decrease in the incidence of ARVI by 23.3%. 37 cases of flu is registered from Oct. 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017.

At the same time, compared with the 52nd week of 2016 , at the 52nd week of last 2017 year, there was a 2.4 times decrease of the disease rate.

According to preliminary epidemiological forecast, the incidence of ARVI and flu is expected to increase from January 2018, as in previous years (2015, 2014, 2013). At present, the epidemiological situation in the country is stable.

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 17:39:07 +0600
Patients with drug-resistant TB across Kyrgyzstan start more effective treatment Bishkek, Dec. 21, 2017 / Kabar /. The Ministry of Health and USAID’s Challenge TB project started to enroll patients with drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB) in new, more effective and shorter treatments nationwide. The new treatments are cheaper with fewer side effects than the previously-used standard treatment.

Patients with multidrug-resistant TB will be enrolled in a shorter treatment that takes only nine to 12 months, instead of the usual 20-24 months. Extensively drug-resistant cases will now be treated with individual treatment regimens using new drugs, Bedaquiline and Delamanid. Introduction of the new treatment regimens started in January 2017 in Chui oblast and Bishkek. Since November, the treatments are available in the regions of Jalal-Abad, Batken, and Osh.

The country is planning to shift entirely to these new treatments by spring of 2018.

The USAID Challenge TB project has strongly supported the expansion of these drugs, including by training over 1,000 doctors, and will continue to support this process over the next two years.

The Kyrgyz Republic is one of 30 countries with the highest levels of multidrug-resistant TB. Annually, around 1,400 Kyrgyzstanis fall ill with multi-drug resistant TB, which is resistant to the two most powerful and effective drugs normally used to treat TB.

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 18:01:24 +0600
Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad to become healthy cities Bishkek, Dec. 14, 2017 / Kabar/. Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad will become healthy cities, Kyrgyz Ministry of Health press service reported. Yesterday, Minister of Health, Talantbek Batyraliev held a meeting with representatives of WHO European Network Healthy Cities.

"We continue to talk about including Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad cities in this network," head of Healthy Cities program at the WHO Regional Office for Europe, Monika Kosinska, said. - In Feb.2018 in Copenhagen, a summit is planned to be held on this issue with the aim of reaching a consensus of mayors and a transformative approach in support of safe, inclusive, sustainable and resilient communities. In Feb. 13, the summit itself will be held, and in Feb. 14 a meeting will be held for the cities of Central Asia and CIS countries. We also try to provide funds from other donors for the development of this program for healthy cities in Kyrgyzstan and plan to create a national network where a certain part of the work will be conducted in the state language. The state agency for local self-government and interethnic issues is also interested in this work. "

Cooperation with WHO is the most important direction for the Kyrgyz Health Ministry department, Batyraliev told. He thanked WHO for supporting the 2030 health strategy, road safety, medicines, etc.

"It would be good if all our meetings would end with concrete conclusions and recommendations, which will be confirmed by our budgetary opportunities," the head of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health said. "We closely cooperate not only with WHO, but also with all partners, and we clearly understand the importance of assistance, which is aimed at the stability of democratic foundations in our country, “ stressed Batyraliev.

The WHO European Network Healthy Cities began its work in 1988 as a political, multidisciplinary and intersectoral initiative, directly cooperating with the cities of the European Region. It has become a leading political and strategic mechanism to support national and community-wide approaches, to increase participation and to promote empowerment of the population in order to improve health and well-being for all and reduce inequalities in health areas.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:10:20 +0600
Kyrgyz State Medical Academy Students return with victory from Ufa Bishkek, Dec 12, 2017 /Kabar/. On Dec. 5-6 a group of students from Kyrgyz State Medical Academy (KSMA) who participated in the All-Russian Academic Competition on Surgery in Ufa on the basis of the Bashkir State Medical University 2017 returned home with victory, Kyrgyz Ministry of Health press service reported.

"There were six of us, and they all were 5-6 year students of KSMA," said Aizhan Akmatova, a participant of the Academic Competition. 10 contests were held within the framework of the Academic Competition, and we, from Kyrgyzstan, had three victories. We won second and third places in the anatomical contest and in contests for nephrectomy and for suturing the wound of the heart.

I became a prize-winner of the Academic Competition in solving situational problems in anatomy. It was necessary to identify and show the affected anatomical formation on the transforming table that the clinic recently acquired, which also aroused great interest. We were also shown a clinical base at the university, which was full with new equipment. In near future their university is expecting to get high-tech equipment, the Da Vinci robot surgeon.

I was amazed that appendectis is not cut out there, they can easily perform knee replacement and aortocoronary shunting. They showed the PET center (the center of nuclear medicine), where Ufa citizens are treated completely free of charge. In short, all conditions are created for students’ education in Russian Bashkortostan. If there is a desire, then they can provide you with everything," said Aizhan Akmatova.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:22:47 +0600
Batyraliev: Health care system requires building up human resources for global health diplomacy Bishkek, Dec. 12, 2017 /Kabar/. Conference on diplomacy in healthcare system was organized in Bishkek. Deputy Minister of Health Oleg Gorin read out Kyrgyz Minister of Health Talantbek Batyraliev’s statement to the participants:” The concept of diplomacy in the modern world is changing; health is becoming important in foreign policy, security, trade and economic relations of countries”. The head of the Ministry of Health specified that health is one of the elements of the strategic achievement agreed within the framework of sustainable development 2020.

"Emerging problems require globalization. International health negotiations acquire great importance, which require new skills in conducting diplomacy in the field of health protection," quoted Gorin of Batyraliev’s message. The head of the Ministry of Health stressed that in the global healthcare system the state should take into account health issues when it develops foreign policy measures.

"Whereby the World Health Organization (WHO) remains in the center of diplomacy. We highly appreciate the contribution and support of WHO in the search for new approaches to health promotion,”he said. The Minister stressed that the current situation in our healthcare system requires building up human resources for global health diplomacy through training specialists.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:18:32 +0600
Pilot project Telemedicine launched in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Dec. 11, 2017. /Kabar/. The pilot project called Telemedicine is launched in Kyrgyzstan, adviser to Health Minister, Talant Sultanov told during the conference dedicated to Taza Koom’s program "Perspectives of Digital Government, Digital Education and Digital Health in the Kyrgyz Republic”.

The project was launched with the support of UNDP. "We have already purchased cardio equipment from the Russian company Rostek, which measures the work of a heart. It is a compact device that measures the work of a heart, and the information comes directly to the central database. Further information is analyzed here, where the specialist notifies about the state of human health," he said.

"Thus, smart technologies will help us in everyday life and provide medical services even in the most remote regions," said Sultanov. He also added that such cardiographs should appear in every region and village and the service will be free of charge.

Besides, the Prime Minister's adviser said that a mobile phone application (Spirosmart) will be launched in Kyrgyzstan. It will diagnose human breathing.

"You just need to download this application, blow to it and the program will diagnose," he added.

Telemedicine is one of the directions of medicine, based on the use of modern communication technologies for distance medical care and on time consultations.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:31:42 +0600
E-health starts working in several hospitals of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Dec. 11, 2017. /Kabar/. E-health system started working in several hospitals of Kyrgyzstan, Ministry of Health Talantbek Batyraliev told. Within the framework of Taza Koom (Pure Society) project, conference was conducted dedicated to programs "Perspectives of Digital Government, Digital Education and Digital Health in the Kyrgyz Republic" .

The pilot projects started to be implemented in Issyk-Kul regional hospital, Osh children's hospital, Nookat hospital, Ala-Buka and Aksy territorial hospital, the Health Minister said.

"We must admit that there are shortcomings. There are many heads of hospitals, managers who even do not have any sense of E-health system. For example, we have accounting for more than 15 years, but unfortunately, not all health facilities have mastered it even in Bishkek. It is a shame that only two institutions are aware of this. It takes time for each manager to organize high-quality medical services. If a person is sick, he comes to the hospital, and there is a long line. It would be nice if a person could pre-register on electronic system," Batyraliev said.

Another direction of the Ministry of Health is drug supply. "Those who have money, can buy anything and anywhere.However, the Ministry of Health does not bear responsibility for quality, since it does not have supervision functions. There were a lot of objections when we have been introducing an electronic drug supply system for 1.5 years, "he added.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:50:30 +0600
No benefit from walking in polluted areas Bishkek, Dec. 6, 2017 / Kabar /. Polluted air neutralizes the positive effect that can be obtained from walking. This conclusion was reached by experts from the Imperial College of London. The results of the work were published in the journal Lancet.

119 people over 60 years of age took part in research: 40 of them were healthy, 40 suffered from obstructive pulmonary disease, the remaining 39 – had ischemic heart disease.

One part of the people had to walk along Hyde Park, the other - along the lively Oxford Street. After a while (three to eight weeks), they changed. After each walk, scientists measured the concentration of pollutants in both places and health indicators among the participants of the research.

After walking along Hyde Park, the vital capacity of lungs and arterial stiffness significantly increased in healthy people (an indicator related to the development of cardiovascular diseases). After the same walk on Oxford Street, the first of these indicators almost did not grow, and the second fell, RIA Novosti reported.

The vital capacity of the lungs increased slightly in both cases, while the remaining markers worsened after walking along a busy street in people with obstructive pulmonary disease and coronary heart disease

Arterial stiffness have increased in people who have heart problems.

The authors of the study emphasize the fact that although the research involved older people, its results extend to younger people too. Thus, they urged people to avoid polluted areas at any physical activity.

"Our research shows that not only people with chronic cardio-pulmonary diseases, but healthy people as well should minimize walking on streets with a high level of air pollution. There is no benefit from walking even for healthy people at heavily polluted areas.

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:33:49 +0600
UNICEF: Mortality rate of children in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Dec.1, 2017. /Kabar/.The mortality rates of children under 5 in Kyrgyzstan have decreased three times from 65 to 21 cases (per 1,000 newborns), from 1990 to today, the UN group on the evaluation of the estimated data of infant mortality for 2017 reported.

The report was presented in Osh following the results of the three-year project of the Ministry of Health and UNICEF "Promoting peace through improving maternal and child health in conflict regions" (2014 - 2017), implemented with the financial support of the Government of Japan.

This project is implemented on the basis of 34 health organizations at regional and district levels of Kyrgyzstan: in Osh, Jalal-Abad, Batken and Issyk-Kul oblasts, as well as in Bishkek.

The main goal of the project is to improve the survival of mothers and children in pilot areas through strengthening health care system, namely emergency care for mothers and children on a stationary basis; improving approaches to managing the quality of care and promoting peace building.

The activities carried out contributed to the overall goal of country’s programs in reducing maternal and child mortality. Thus, maternal mortality in the Kyrgyz Republic for the period of 2014 to 2016 decreased by 41.2%. The most significant decline in the southern regions of the country was noted in Batken oblast - 68.7%.

The infant and early neonatal mortality rates for Kyrgyzstan as a whole also show significant reductions: infant mortality by 19.0% and early neonatal mortality by 19.5%.

In addition, the heads of the health departments received training in the management of the quality of care and monitoring tools. In total, about 76% of hospital managers received knowledge on tools for monitoring and evaluating the provision of services to children and women in child delivery.

More than 22,000 women and newborns annually receive perinatal services in 10 health facilities with improved conditions, namely the availability of clean cold and hot water 24 hours a day, which reduces the level of nosocomial (healthcare acquired) infections.

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:53:45 +0600
Doctors from India to give free consultations in organ transplantation Bishkek, Nov. 27, 2017. /Kabar/.Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (KRSU) together with the company Kite Group will be holding a seminar on the theme: "Medical care and medical tourism in India". The event will take place on Nov. 29 in the medical center of this University in Bishkek.

Famous specialists in the field of oncology, kidney and liver transplantation, Dr. Abhidip Chaudhary, Pavan Gupta, Vijay Sinha and others will make presentations on preventing cancer using advanced technologies, establishing an accurate diagnosis of diseases in the last stages.

On Nov. 30, 2017 in the medical center of the KRSU they will also hold free consultations for cancer patients and patients with kidney and liver diseases. In addition, people with various illnesses will be given the opportunity to undergo a free test for hepatitis C.

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:59:34 +0600
Kyrgyz Сardiologist Recommendations to be included in American Cardiology Reports Bishkek, Nov. 27, 2017 / Kabar/. Kyrgyz cardiologist Damir Osmonov’s recommendations are included in the American report and published in English journal, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health press service reported.

The English scientific journal Heart Rhythm makes reference to 35-year-old Kyrgyz cardiologist Damir Osmonov’s thesis “AHA / ACC/ HRS 2017 Guidelines for the treatment of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and prevention of sudden cardiac death”. The recommendations from his thesis are included in joint American Cardiology and American Heart Association reports.

Young cardiologist Damir Osmonov is a graduate of University of Hacettepe Medical Department in Ankara, a member of the Scientific Council of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, a functional diagnostician, an interventional cardiologist and the first invasive arrhythmologist of the European model in Kyrgyzstan. He has a one-year work experience at the Cardiology Department of Istanbul, 3 years working experience (from 2012 to 2015) in Kazakhstan, Almaty, Sema Hospital, and starting from March 2016 is the chief cardiologist at medical center “Bikard” in Bishkek.

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:32:30 +0600
54 thousand people in Kyrgyzstan have diabetes and this figure is growing - Ministry of Health Bishkek, Nov. 15, 2017 / Kabar/. The incidence of diabetes in Kyrgyzstan is growing. For example, in 2000 there were only 20 thousand people with diabetes, now more than 54 thousand, chief freelance endocrinologist of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, Natalya Dobrynina said at the event dedicated to the World Day against Diabetes in Bishkek.

Dobrynina said that, according to forecasts by 2025, there should have been 375 thousand patients with diabetes mellitus in the world, but today more than 415 thousand have been registered.

"According to the World Health Organization and the World Diabetes Foundation, there should be 184 thousand patients with diabetes mellitus in Kyrgyzstan. And this is the data of those who have registered. There are many patients who do not know about their disease," she said.

Also, during the event, the endocrinologist said that in Kyrgyzstan insulin for diabetics is distributed free of charge.

She also added that to date the work is being done to prevent the disease: recommendations for healthy eating and physical activity.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:37:22 +0600
Bishkek hosts Central Asian health workshop Bishkek, Nov. 14, 2017 /Kabar/. “Access to quality healthcare is essential for society to thrive. The Government of Kyrgyzstan is deeply committed to this objective. We sincerely appreciate our collaboration with the Aga Khan Development Network to improve access to quality health care in the country.” These comments were made, earlier today, by Minister of Health, Dr. Talantbek Batyraliev in his welcome address at the opening of a three day learning event to review achievements of the Central Asian Health System Strengthening (CAHSS) programme. CAHSS is a five year regional initiative funded by the Government of Canada and the Aga Khan Foundation.

The CAHSS programme has adopted a systems approach with a specific focus to improve the health of women of reproductive age, newborns and children under five years in high mountain areas of Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan which generally experience higher than average disease burdens. Three major components of the programme have been to improve the provision of medical services, further strengthen the capacity of health workers, and support community outreach efforts on health promotion and disease prevention.

Through the CAHSS programme, partner health facilities in Naryn Oblast and Bishkek were provided modern medical equipment totalling about KGS 20 million. Additionally, KGS 15 million was provided by CAHSS for the professional development of staff from the partner health institutions in Kyrgyzstan. The current workshop has brought together 130 participants, including senior health ministry officers, medical practitioners, community health promoters and public health specialists, from the four countries to share their experiences as part of a collective learning effort. For many attendees, this was a unique opportunity to engage with counterparts from neighbouring countries, some of whom had similar experiences and learnings to share.

“The Aga Khan Development Network highly appreciates the support from Kyrgyzstan in our collective efforts to improve the quality of life in the country. We are delighted to partner with Canada to help build strong, healthy, and inclusive communities where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential in many parts of the world, in particular here in Central Asia. This initiative reflects our shared commitment to human development in the region, in particular its remote mountain areas,” underlined Dr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, AKDN Diplomatic Representative in Kyrgyzstan and Chairman of UCA Board of Trustees.

Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), which was founded by His Highness the Aga Khan, is a private, international, non-denominational development organisation. It employs over 80,000 people in over 30 countries. Its agencies address complex development issues, including the provision of quality healthcare and education services, cultural and economic revitalisation, micro-enterprise, entrepreneurship and economic development, the advancement of civil society and the protection of the environment. The AKDN aims to improve living conditions and opportunities for people without regard to their particular religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:08:54 +0600
New tuberculosis hospital will be built in Bishkek Bishkek, Nov. 14, 2017 /Kabar/. A new tuberculosis hospital will be built in Bishkek, the press service of the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan reported.

The new modern TB hospital in Bishkek is designed for 129 beds. All TB patients in the city of Bishkek and Chui oblast will be treated there in a separate department for the treatment of patients with multiple drug resistance according to international standards.

The construction is planned within the framework of the project "Tuberculosis Control Program V" financed by the grant of the German Development Bank KFW and is designed to promote effective control, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis, especially its multidrug-resistant forms.

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:16:14 +0600
Minister of Health and UNICEF representative in Kyrgyzstan discuss struggle against child mortality Bishkek, Nov. 2, 2017 /Kabar/. Minister of Health of Kyrgyzstan Talantbek Batyraliev met with head of UNICEF in the Kyrgyz Republic Yukie Mokuo.

The press service of the Ministry of Health reported that at the meeting the sides discussed the results of the new global report "Level and Trends of Child Mortality, 2017".

According to data, every day in the world, 15 thousand children under the age of 5 die, 46% of which - 7 thousand newborns - in the first 28 days of life as of 2016. In Kyrgyzstan, in five years from 1990 to 2016 infant mortality decreased by two-thirds, and neonatal mortality was halved from 24 to 12 cases per 1000 newborns.

"We have done a very good job with the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic and one of the results of our work can be considered this new global report, which showed that the death rate of children has decreased," Mokuo said.

Batyraliev, in turn, noted that a set of measures is being carried out with the support of UNICEF to reduce child and infant mortality.

"This training, to improve the capacity of medical professionals, thanks to the Government of Japan, many medical institutions are provided with vital equipment, repair of heating and water supply systems. We are grateful to you for supporting the healthcare system and we hope for further fruitful cooperation, "the head of the Ministry of Health said

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:09:52 +0600
Kyrgyz Health Ministry plans to expand new shorter treatment for multidrug-resistant TB On October 26, 2017, the National Tuberculosis Center confirmed that the first six people completed a new, shorter treatment regimen for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is working with local partners to bring this new regimen, recommended by the World Health Organization, to all TB patients in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The new treatment takes less than half the time of the standard treatment, has fewer side effects, and is as effective on modern multidrug-resistant varieties of the disease. This is a major step forward in the fight against TB.
Since the introduction of the shorter regimens in January 2017, 92 people from the Bishkek and Chui oblasts have started this treatment. They are reporting fewer side effects than those on the standard treatment, and are recovering faster.

The Kyrgyz Republic is one of 30 countries with the highest level of multidrug-resistant TB globally. Annually, around 1,400 Kyrgyzstanis fall ill with multi-drug resistant TB, which is resistant to the two most powerful and effective drugs normally used to treat TB.

The Ministry of Health plans to expand the new treatment regimen across the entire country by the end of 2017. Hundreds more people with multi-drug resistant TB will be enrolled on the new regimen. The USAID Challenge TB project has been strongly supporting this expansion by training over 1,000 doctors and will continue to support this process over the next two years.

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:03:22 +0600
Kyrgyz Health Minister discusses opening of branch of Turkish pharmaceutical company in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Oct. 5, 2017 / Kabar /. Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic Talantbek Batyraliev discussed with representatives of Nobel pharmaceutical company the issue of opening its branch in Kyrgyzstan.

The press service of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that the meeting with the CEO of the company Hakan Chifter and Director for Marketing and Sales Ibrahim Aivazoglu was held on October 3 in Bishkek.

During the meeting, the president of the Turkish company acquainted the minister with the work of the enterprise in the market of Kyrgyzstan and plans for the future.

Batyraliev, in turn, said that the Kyrgyz market is attractive for investments because the country is a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, therefore opening a pharmaceutical plant for the production of medicines for the population of Kyrgyzstan and the EEU countries will become a very promising project.

The company's leaders expressed their intention to invite a delegation of specialists from Kyrgyzstan to visit the plant in Turkey and get acquainted with the achievements in the sphere of pharmaceutical production.

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:36:50 +0600
Prime Minister and investors gave start to construction of perinatal center in Bishkek Bishkek, Sept. 27, 2017. /Kabar/. A capsule was laid today in Bishkek to build a new building of the perinatal center in the maternity hospital of the National Center for Maternal and Child Health Protection.

The opening ceremony of the construction and the solemn laying of the capsule was held with the participation of Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sapar Isakov, Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic Talantbek Batyraliev, and Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kyrgyz Republic Peter Rudolf Scholz and Regional Director of the German Development Bank (KfW) Olaf Zimelki.

The honorary guests of the ceremony made welcoming speeches and noted that the construction of this center is of great importance for Kyrgyzstan. In turn, the head of the Cabinet expressed gratitude to the German side for the provided support and cooperation.

At the end of the speeches, the sides signed the Agreements between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of Germany. The document was placed in a capsule, which was symbolically placed in the foundation of a new building and fixed properly.

Health Minister Batyraliev said that the construction of this facility is realized within the framework of the Protection of motherhood and childhood IV-V project. Financing of the project is stipulated by the Agreement between the German Development Bank and the Kyrgyz Republic represented by the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic and approved by the Order of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The perinatal center will be the first tertiary level health organization in the Kyrgyz Republic, built according to international standards and equipped with the latest medical equipment.

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:18:43 +0600
Incidence of viral hepatitis decrease by 31.3% Bishkek, Sept. 19, 2017 / Kabar/. During the first 8 months of 2017, the incidence of viral hepatitis decreased in Kyrgyzstan by 31.3%, including hepatitis A by 32.7% compared to the same period in 2016, the press service of the Ministry of Health reported.

According to data of the Ministry, from the beginning of 2017, 3494 cases were registered against 5 091 cases of the previous year. The highest incidence of hepatitis A was recorded in Batken and Osh oblasts and in Osh.

In the age structure of the incidence of hepatitis A, the share of children under the age of 14 makes 83.4%.

The Ministry of Health reports that the increase in the incidence of hepatitis A is often observed in the autumn and winter, mainly among children in kindergartens and schools. The infection is mainly due to non-observance of personal hygiene and close contact with the patient.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:32:09 +0600
Japan to build rehabilitation center in Bishkek Bishkek, Sept. 13, 2017 / Kabar /. Health Minister Talantbek Batyraliyev met with Professor Toshihiro Nakajima of the Tokyo Medical University, member of the board of the Russian-Kyrgyz Development Fund Aimen Kasenov and president of the Kyrgyz-Japanese Business Council Rysbek Moldogaziev, who presented to the minister a draft of the new Kyrgyz-Japanese Rehabilitation Center, which will be built in the Kyrgyz capital.

According to the information of the press service of the Ministry of Health, the rehabilitation center is designed for 256 beds.

According to the representative of the Fund, the proposal to build a rehabilitation center jointly with Japanese colleagues was submitted to the Russian-Kyrgyz Development Fund two years ago. This center is designed for rehabilitation of patients after strokes, heart and joint operations, and to organize care for elderly sick people who are not able to take care of themselves on their own.

"The project is scheduled to be started in 2018. According to preliminary calculations, its cost will be about $ 10 million. The Japanese side is ready to provide specialists in the field of rehabilitation and to share technologies in this direction, and also will help equip the center with equipment that meets modern requirements and provide Kyrgyz specialists with the opportunity to upgrade their skills in Japan," Kasenov said.

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:13:58 +0600
Kyrgyzstan to receive new ambulances from UAE Bishkek, Sept. 11, 2017 / Kabar /. 15 modern ambulances will be delivered to Kyrgyzstan from the United Arab Emirates.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, the ambulance will delivered this week.

These vehicles are provided to health organizations of Kyrgyzstan under the Emergency Medicine project by the German Bank for Reconstruction and Development (KFW - Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau). They are fully equipped with the necessary modern medical equipment to assist a seriously ill patient prior to hospitalization.

The tender for their purchase was held in Germany in October 2016, delivery to Bishkek is planned until October 10 this year. The vehicles will be distributed to Sanitary aviation of the National Hospital, the ambulance station in Bishkek and some areas of Osh oblast.

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:39:24 +0600
Centerra allocates $ 10 mln to purchase equipment for cancer center - Isakov Bishkek, Sep 9, 2017. / Kabar /. Centerra Gold Inc. will allocate $10 million for purchase of equipment for the cancer center of the country, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov told journalists following the working trip to Kumtor mine.

He said that, this decision of Centerra says that the company's social orientation is high. In addition to these 10 million, the company will also help Kyrgyzstan in future in promoting social development.

"About 18 thousand people die of cancer each year in Kyrgyzstan. These are shocking figures. And that is why the decision of the head of state Almazbek Atambayev is that we must correct this situation immediately. Therefore, we are doing major repairs to bring the cancer center to the world level. And our partners will deliver the equipment," Isakov said.

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 22:47:19 +0600