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Switzerland allocates more than CHF 5 million for health improvement of population in Kyrgyzstan

Published: 19 July 2022 г.

Today, on July 19, 2022, the Acting Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic ­­­Zharkynbek Kasymbekov and the Swiss Ambassador Olivier Bangerter signed an agreement for Phase II of the Swiss project to prevent and manage noncommunicable diseases.

In Kyrgyzstan, the noncommunicable diseases are the main cause of disability, morbidity, and premature mortality. According to the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic in 2020, cardiovascular diseases were a major reason of mortality, making up 52% of all death cases in the country, while cancer occupied second place (10.8%) followed by respiratory diseases (6.9%). Unhealthy diet (in particular, high salt intake, insufficient consumption of fruits and vegetables), tobacco use, alcohol abuse, and lack of physical activity are the most common preventable risk factors for noncommunicable diseases. 

Since 2018, the Swiss project called “Effective Management and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in Kyrgyzstan” has been strengthening the primary health care system and promoting healthier lifestyle of people. To continue this support in Kyrgyzstan, the Swiss Government has allocated additional funding for more than CHF 5 million to phase II of the project. 

With the continued support of the Ministry of Health the work will be implemented by a consortium of organizations composed of Public Association “Healthy Future” (Kyrgyzstan), “GFA Consulting Group” GmbH (Germany), and “Euro Health Group” (Denmark).

During 4 years, the project will be covering Osh, Jalal-Abad, Batken regions of Kyrgyzstan as well as Osh and Bishkek cities.

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