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Medical Science, Kyrgyzstan


In 2018, within a special state program, Kyrgyzstan's “National Center for AIDS” will for the first time conduct a study needed to obtain the statistics of AIDS and HIV among labor migrants from Kyrgyzstan. Head of this organization Ulan Kadyrkulov announced the news at a press conference held on January 27. According to him, the living conditions of the Kyrgyz citizens working abroad have a negative effect on the risk of infection.



On September 15-16, the capital of Kyrgyzstan hosted a scientific-practical conference dedicated to the problems of tuberculosis in the region of Central Asia and China. As reported by the press service of the Ministry of Health on September 20, the event was organized in order to discuss the challenges and successes in the fight against tuberculosis, as well as the exchange of information and experience between participating countries. The conference was attended by more than 120 specialized professionals from China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.



On May 24, Bishkek hosted the working meeting of Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov and Minister of Health Talantbek Batyraliev. They discussed a number of issues related to improving the quality of medical services rendered to the population. According to the press service of the government, the Prime Minister said, “Credibility to the public authorities is largely determined by the quality of medical services and education.”



Development of the Kyrgyz health care system requires assistance of investors. Minister of Health Talantbek Batyraliev stated so in the course of the press conference on March 4. According to him, the 2016 budget of the health sector is about KGS2.5 billion, of which 80 percent will be spent on utilities and wages, and the remaining 20 percent will be used to develop health care in the country. However, the remaining money are not sufficient for buying new equipment and building new buildings, and therefore it is necessary to attract investors.



Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek hosted a round table discussion on the topic “Achievements of the republic for the survival of young children and the next steps in the development of child health care in Kyrgyzstan.” During the event, there was held the ceremony of awarding the government of the country for having achieved the Millennium Development Goal No.4, namely – reducing child mortality. The award was presented by representative of the UN in Kyrgyzstan Alexander Avanesov, while the Kyrgyz government was represented by its leader, Prime Minister Temir Sariyev.


Permission for transplantation of human organs in the conditions of private medical institutions can be given in Kyrgyzstan. This is written in the text of amendments to the Law “On transplantation of human tissues and (or) organs”, which is now being considered in the third reading in the Parliament of the republic. On Monday, November 16, in the course of a meeting of the parliamentary committee on education, science, social issues, health and culture, the Head of the Ministry of Health Talantbek Batyraliev noted that Kyrgyzstan needed modern transplantation centers.


A national campaign for immunization against rubella and measles is launched in Kyrgyzstan. All in all, starting from 16 March until the end of April this year, according to the plans, over a million residents of the republic, at the age of one to 20 years inclusive must be vaccinated on a free basis. In addition, vaccination will also be carried out among teachers and health workers, regardless of whether they had been previously vaccinated at the age of one year and six years.



Kazakhstan is planning to introduce procedures for adult vaccination against pneumonia, as it was reported by a number of local media. This proposal was made in the course of a scientific-practical conference "Innovative technologies in respiratory medicine" held in Astana, where medical experts addressed issues related to the prevention of respiratory tract infections. In particular, it was noted that by far the highest incidence in Kazakhstan refers to diseases of the respiratory system.



Japan intends to purchase for an ambulance station in Bishkek specialized vehicles for a total amount of one million dollars. This was told on Thursday, July 31 by the Chief Physician of the station Zharkynbek Kasymbekov in an interview with the local media. According to him, "city officials understand the need for upgrading the station car park, as a half million urban residents need to have about 80 cars".



The Government of Japan allocates $ 2.5 million to UNICEF Children's Fund (United Nations) in order to support the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan in improving protection of mother and child health. This was done within the framework of the existing Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Republic and UNICEF. This grant will be spent on the national program on health care for "Den Sooluk" reform contributing reducing child and maternal mortality, as provided for commitments to achieve the Millennium Development Goals before 2015.