Breaking news Health Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:33:00 +0600 60 Bishkek hosts specialized exhibition Medexpo-2018 Bishkek, Apr. 10, 2018. / Kabar /. A specialized exhibition "Medexpo - 2018" has been opened today in Bishkek and will run till Apr. 12.

More than 80 domestic and foreign companies from 13 countries take part in the exhibition, which expose medical equipment and preparations, a variety of medical services.

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:13:06 +0600
About 150 people poisoned in Bishkek’s restaurant Bishkek, April 2, 2018 / Kabar /. 139 people sought medical advice in the Republican Infectious Disease Hospital after the wedding in Ala-Too restaurant with signs of food poisoning, the press service of the Ministry of Health reported.

89 of them were hospitalized, including 19 children. 50 victims, including 10 children, receive out-patient treatment. Also, according to data of the ministry, 12 people applied to the hospital for signs of poisoning in Issyk-Kul, who were among the guests of the same wedding.

State Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision Center conducted an unscheduled inspection at Ala-Took restaurant. According to preliminary data, the first suspicion of experts was caused by a chicken-fried.

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:21:36 +0600
Iranian medicines planned to be supplied to market of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, March 28, 2018 / Kabar /. Minister of Health Talantbek Batyraliev held a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Ali Mojtaba Ruzbehani.

At the meeting, the sides discussed the possibilities of cooperation in the sphere of healthcare, and in particular the supply of medicines of Iranian production to the market of Kyrgyzstan. The possibilities of supply, certification and implementation of all procedures for legalizing medicines and medical products in Kyrgyzstan were discussed.

"I hope that the Kyrgyz market will be fruitful in the framework of the provision of medicines for Iranian production. In addition, we are ready to work with you to work on the possibility of producing Iranian medicines in the Kyrgyz Republic," said Ali Mojtaba Ruzbehani.

"In Iran, the production of medicines is very well established, there are huge factories for the production of medicines and medical products, which provide 90% of your population with quality medicines. The Ministry of Health is ready to cooperate to provide the population of our republic with high-quality and affordable drugs," said Talantbek Batyraliev.

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 22:06:37 +0600
Kyrgyzstan and WHO sign new cooperation agreement for 2018-2019 Bishkek, March 27, 18 / Kabar /. The Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan and the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO) signed a Biennial Collaborative Agreement (BCA) for 2018-2019.

The press service of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that this agreement was developed taking into account the specific needs of the country, as well as regional and global initiatives and WHO priorities. The document was mutually agreed and compiled in accordance with the current priorities in the field of public health and efforts to improve the health indicators of the population of Kyrgyzstan.

The BCA will allow Kyrgyzstan to move forward towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to ensure a healthy life and improve the well-being of people of all ages, as well as other tasks related to gender equality, food security, water supply and sanitation, climate change, inequality and partnership.

This BCA for Kyrgyzstan supports the implementation of national health policies and plans in Kyrgyzstan, such as the national Den Sooluk program extended until the end of 2018, the National Strategy "Health 2020", as well as the Health Sector Strategy of the new generation for 2019-2030. This BCA has already identified the relevant key objectives and indicators of the SDG and supports the implementation of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework for 2018-2022.

"This agreement was adopted in response to new demands, challenges and opportunities, with the aim of significantly improving the health of the population in Kyrgyzstan, reducing inequalities and providing sustainable health systems that are people-centered. Now WHO can provide technical support for the development of long-term national policies and strategies and strategic health development in the current national context, which will strengthen universal coverage of health services," said Health Minister Talantbek Batyraliev at the signing ceremony.

"The new cooperation agreement will help us to focus our cooperation in the coming years on a number of priorities that are important for the health of people in Kyrgyzstan," WHO representative in Kyrgyzstan Jarno Habicht said.

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:46:20 +0600
Kyrgyzstan continues to adopt innovations in the fight against tuberculosis Bishkek, March 23, 2018 / Kabar /. Each year, we recognize World Tuberculosis Day on March 24. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) works with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to fight this deadly infectious disease. Following a new roadmap on improving prevention and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) developed with USAID’s support, the Kyrgyz Republic is adopting new treatment models, modernizing the health system, and providing new incentives for doctors.

Kyrgyzstan has one of the highest rates globally of drug-resistant forms of TB (around 25% of new cases), which are extremely dangerous as they are no longer responsive to the standard treatment and can take up to two years to treat. USAID, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, introduced new drugs and more effective treatments to treat drug resistant TB. Nearly 400 patients enrolled in these treatments have already reported notable progress, fewer side effects, and faster recoveries. The new interventions will save hundreds of lives across the country.

One of the obstacles to treating TB is the long treatment process. Patients must take medicine for months after being discharged from hospitals, which is difficult to do without proper follow-up care from primary health care workers. Because of this, USAID worked with the Mandatory Health Insurance Fund to develop a financial model to pay doctors and nurses for each successfully treated case, which incentivizes them to ensure that patients complete the lengthy treatment. This model was further supported by a special information system to track expenditures for all patients at TB hospitals in a timely, secure, and reliable manner. The new system was developed with USAID’s support and is in line with the Government’s TazaKoom principles. After successful piloting, the software has since been expanded to all hospitals across the country.

To further support the proper diagnosis and treatment of TB in the country, USAID supported publication of the first student-oriented textbook on TB. The textbook is aligned with international best practices, contains the most up-to-date information on this deadly disease, and has data and analyses specifically relevant to the Kyrgyz Republic and Central Asia. Medical institutions throughout the country received more than 2,000 copies of the book.

Despite some progress, TB remains a serious epidemic in the Kyrgyz Republic with 5,500 new cases, including 1,400 new drug resistant cases, and 400 deaths every year. Through the USAID Defeat TB and USAID Challenge TB projects, that together have a budget of $17.5 million, the U.S. Government supports the National TB Program in its efforts to control TB epidemic in the Kyrgyz Republic.

These, and other updates on the latest achievements in the fight against TB, will be discussed at a special press conference on March 26, 2018, with participation of USAID, the National TB Program, and the Ministry of Health. The press conference will take place at the National TB Center (Ahunbaevst. 90A) at 11.00 AM.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:45:22 +0600
Annually about 400 children become infected with tuberculosis in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, March 15, 2018. / Kabar /. 5 570 newly diagnosed tuberculosis patients were registered in Kyrgyzstan in 2017, director of the National Center for Phthisiology Abdullat Kadyrov told.

He said that while the incidence of tuberculosis in the country remains stable with a downward trend.

"To date, the epidemiological situation of tuberculosis in Kyrgyzstan is somewhat tense, because the main morbidity and mortality rates for this disease remain at a high level. According to data for 2017, 5 570 newly diagnosed patients were registered in the country, while 5 680 in 2016. But it is worth noting that during the past 10 years, both indicators have been steadily declining in the country," he said.

According to Kadyrov, the highest incidence rates of tuberculosis in Kyrgyzstan were in 2001 - 168 cases per 100 thousand of the population. As a result of the activities carried out within the framework of the National TB Program, by 2017 they have been reduced to 90 cases per 100 thousand people, or 44%.

"Annually there are about 400 children among new-born patients. The incidence rate among adolescents last year was 76.6 cases per 100 thousand of the population, in 2016 - 78.4 per 100 thousand of the population," the director of the Center for Phthisiology said.

He noted that the death rates from tuberculosis in the republic in recent years also tend to gradually decrease. So, in 2017 the death rate was 5 cases per 100 thousand of the population against 5.6 in the year before last. The highest death rate was also registered in 2001 - 27 cases per 100 thousand of the population.

Reference: According to the World Health Organization, in 2016 there were 10.4 million tuberculosis patients worldwide, and 1.7 million died of this disease. Given these figures, tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death in the world.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:47:00 +0600
Mass poisoning in Uzgen Bishkek, March 14, 2018 / Kabar /. The state of three children poisoned in Uzgen is assessed as difficult, the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

14 people were hospitalized on Tuesday to Uzgen hospital with signs of poisoning, three of them in serious condition. According to the information, they were poisoned on 11 March. Nine people asked for medical help on March 12, five more people on March 13. Reportedly, they all were poisoned with a homemade canned vegetable salad. Doctors diagnosed botulism.

"As of March 14, 2018, there are 17 people injured with food poisoning, 6 of them children. 5 children were transferred to the Osh City Clinical Hospital on March 13. The condition of three children is assessed as severe," the Ministry of Health reported today.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:24:20 +0600
Ministry of Health signs agreements with Japanese Government on health projects Bishkek, March 12, 2018 / Kabar /. The Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan has signed a Grant Agreement with the Government of Japan on implementation of a number of projects, the press service of the Ministry of Health reported.

The contract was signed in 4 areas:

- Improvement of medical services at Bishkek Research Center for Traumatology and Orthopedics;

- Improvement of medical services in Jalal-Abad Oblast Tuberculosis Center;

- Improvement of medical services at Center for Family Medicine in Issyk-Kul Oblast;

- Improvement of medical services in Balykchy Center for Family Medicine.

The contract was signed within the framework of the Japanese Government Grant Program Roots of grass and human security.

The ceremony was held with participation of Minister of Health, Talantbek Batyraliev and Ambassador of Japan to Kyrgyzstan, Yoshihiro Yamamura.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:39:26 +0600
Ministry of Health discusses projects with Saudi Fund for Development Bishkek, March 6, 2018 / Kabar /. Ministry of Health Talantbek Batyraliev conducted a meeting with representatives of Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), headed by Chief Engineer Abdullah AlShoaibi.

The sides discussed the projects that are planned to be realized in health sector, specifically implementation of the loan agreement for construction of new building of the City Children's Clinical Emergency Hospital (CCCEH) in Kyrgyzstan. Currently the tender procedure for choosing an advisory company is conducted, the selected company will conclude an agreement with the Ministry of Health to develop a Technical Economic Assessment (TEA), the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

In addition, issues related to grant assistance for equipping the Medical Research Institute of Heart Surgery and Organ Transplantation, two hospitals in Osh and Issyk-Kul regions with establishment of a dialysis department, as well as the medical equipment for TB Hospital in Bishkek were discussed during the meeting.

"We are grateful to Saudi Arabia for their support in Kyrgyz Health sector. The Ministry of Health from its side will carry out all necessary work for successful implementation of planned projects," Batyraliev said.

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:53:40 +0600
New Hemodialysis Centers will be opened in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, March 5, 2018 / Kabar /. Four new Hemodialysis Centers will be opened in three large cities of Kyrgyzstan from July to August this year on the basis of public-private partnership. The company that is implementing the project told about its details.

Julius Krueger Director of International Business Development Fresenius Medical Care, during a press conference in Bishkek today stressed that no country put forward such stringent demands for providing hemodialysis procedures, as in Kyrgyzstan.

He said that the first of planned 4 centers will open in Jalal-Abad city on July 2, and the remaining 3 until the fall of this year. Jalal Abad was chosen as the first city due to the fact that the building of the center is being reconstructed while Bishkek and Osh Centers will be built from scratch.

The Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan and the German company Fresenius Medical Care signed an agreement to open centers for provision of hemodialysis services in Kyrgyzstan back in August 15, 2017.

At the first stage, 283 patients of public health institutions suffering from kidney diseases will be transferred to the new centers. They will receive services free of charge from the state budget.

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:58:08 +0600
Bishkek hosts regional symposium on tuberculosis Bishkek, March 2, 2018 / Kabar /. Bishkek hosts a regional symposium on tuberculosis. The symposium is held under the motto "To treat a patient, not a disease: a person-centered approach” and focuses on medical needs and expectations of people with tuberculosis. The symposium will present evidence of the effectiveness of new, shorter treatment regimens, the press service of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health reported.

The press service of the Ministry added that the symposium will bring together international and national experts to combat the threat of tuberculosis in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Tuberculosis remains a serious public health problem in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the main themes of the regional symposium that takes place on March 1 and 2 in Bishkek will be the most modern approaches to the treatment of this disease, as well as the expansion of the use of new drugs and diagnostic tools. The scientific forum, organized jointly with the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic and the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), brought together about 160 participants from the region and international experts.

"The Kyrgyz Republic has already accumulated experience in the introduction of new treatment regimens for tuberculosis and the patient-centered approach, as well as new financing mechanisms in the TB service," said Amangeldi Murzaliyev, Deputy Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic. "Thanks to this, the TB situation in our country is improving every year."

According to data of the World Health Organization, tuberculosis is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. In 2016, the disease claimed the lives of 1.7 million people, including 250,000 children. The overwhelming majority of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries. Forms of tuberculosis resistant to major antituberculosis drugs pose an even more dangerous threat: only half of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis are successfully cured.

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 11:18:15 +0600
Health Ministry begins negotiations on construction of Bishkek City Hospital No. 1 Bishkek, Feb. 20, 2018 / Kabar /. The Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic started negotiations on construction of Bishkek City Hospital No. 1. Two representatives of the Austrian company Vamed Group met today with Minister of Health Talantbek Batyraliev .

Head of the international cooperation department of the Health Ministry Osmonaly Masaliyev said that the Austrian company works purely on construction and management of hospitals under the program of Public-Private Partnership (PPP). It has been successfully operating in Turkmenistan for 18 years and has implemented a number of large projects in Kazakhstan.

"Kyrgyzstan is interested in developing this area of medicine within the framework of PPP and welcomes efforts to improve the country's healthcare system," Batyraliev said addressing the guests.

Within the framework of the Austraian visit, it is planned to get acquainted with the work of the Bishkek City Hospital No.1, where construction of new hospital with 450 beds is planned to be built within the framework of PPP.

The sides agreed that the next more detailed meeting will be held in March of this year, where representatives of the Agency for Promotion and Protection of Investments will also take part.

"There was no special invitation" Masaliyev said. - Austrian partners learned about the health care system of Kyrgyzstan and found out about rapid construction of medical facilities thus decided to personally get acquainted with the situation."

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:50:19 +0600
Infant mortality rates decreased by 4.5% in Kyrgyzstan in 2017 Bishkek, Feb. 11, 2018 / Kabar /. Infant mortality declined by 4.5% in Kyrgyzstan in 2017, the website of the government reported on the results of the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Cholpon Sultanbekova in the meeting of the board of the Ministry of Health.

Its is reported that according to the results of 2017, the infant mortality rate decreased by 4.5%, which was 15.2 per 1000 live births compared to 16.6 in 2016.

There is an increase in maternal mortality by 1.4%, in total 48 pregnant women died in the republic during childbirth and the postpartum period. The maternal mortality rate was 31.2 per 100 000 live births (48 women died in 2016, the indicator was 30.8).

In recent years, UNICEF has worked with the Ministry of Health to improve the skills of health workers. After some time, the experts conducted monitoring and noted the improvement of the infrastructure in departments, the availability of medicines, the practical skills of health workers in the provision of primary resuscitation of newborns and assistance in emergency obstetric situations.

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:53:18 +0600
Number of alcohol and drug addicts decreased in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Feb. 11, 2018 / Kabar /. 1,368 new cases of alcohol dependence registered in Kyrgyzstan in 2017, which amounted to 22.1 per 100 thousand people (in 2016 - 1,697 cases, 27.6), a decrease by 20%, the press service of the Ministry of Health reported.

The decrease is observed in all regions, excepting Talas (+ 64.9%) and Osh (+ 8.5%) oblasts.

In addition, there is a decrease in the republic in the incidence of drug dependence by 20.7%, the indicator was 4.5 per 100 thousand people (2016 - 5.7 per 100 000 population).

The indicator remains higher in Chui oblast (11.1). Bishkek (9.2) and Osh (9.1). No patients with drug dependence are registered in Naryn, Batken and Osh oblasts.

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:27:28 +0600
Ministry of Health names main cause of death in Kyrgyzstan in 2017 Bishkek, Feb. 10, 2018. /Kabar/. The average annual number of the resident population of Kyrgyzstan as of January 1, 2018, according to preliminary data, was 6 million 193,4 thousand people (2016 - 6 million 079,8 thousand, an increase of 113,6 thousand people), the press service of the Ministry of Health reported.

As a result of 2017, according to preliminary data, there was a slight decrease in the birth rate, which was 24.7% per 1000 population (2016 - 26.0 ‰).

In the age structure of the population, children (0-14 years) make 31.8%, for working-age persons - 59.3% and for persons older than working age - 7.1%.

The overall mortality rate was 5.3 per 1000 population (2016 - 5.5, decrease by 3.6%).

The main causes of death of the population in the republic are diseases of the circulatory system - 51.9% (2016 - 50.8%), neoplasms -11.6% (2016 -11.7%), external causes of death - 8.6% ( 2016-8.3%), diseases of the digestive system - 6.3% (2016-6.4%), respiratory - 5.6% (2016 - 6.0).

It should be noted that the major share of external causes are road accidents, which is the main cause of the death rate from injuries.

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:00:35 +0600
People suffering from diabetes mellitus in Kyrgyzstan more than officially stated Bishkek, Feb.5, 2018 / Kabar /. To date according to official data, there are more than 57 thousand people suffering from diabetes mellitus in Kyrgyzstan. However, the number of people suffering from diabetes can reach 180,000 in our country, Childhood Without Diabetes Public Association reported.

"This chronic disease leads to severe complications, early disability and premature mortality. There are a number of problems and challenges, such as the lack of mechanisms for implementing the Law on Diabetes in Kyrgyzstan, the acute shortage of skilled personnel in the treatment and management of diabetes, as well as the lack of effective inter-hospital cooperation in matters relating to the disease," experts say.

Among the adult population type 2 of diabetes is predominant, while among children, type 1 of diabetes predominates.

"As a result of constant work and promote interests of patients with diabetes, the Association enlisted the support of the World Diabetes Foundation in implementing A Better Future for Our Children for 2016-2018 project . We hope that our activity together with international donors and state authorities will develop in future," Nurkhan Jumabaeva, the Head of the Children's Without Diabetes NGO stressed.

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:57:30 +0600
Project HOPE to donate high-quality medical products for blood sampling Bishkek, Jan. 30, 2018 / Kabar /. 9 medical institutions in Kyrgyzstan will receive high-quality medical products for blood sampling, the Public Relations Manager of the branch of the Charitable Healthcare Project HOPE People for People in the Kyrgyz Republic, Gulmira Sydykova told.

Sydykova said that medical facilities in Bishkek, Osh, Chui oblasts and the Educational and Methodological Center (EMC) of the Kyrgyz State Medical Institute for Retraining and Advanced Studies (KSMIRAS) receive humanitarian aid for a total of 2 mln 754 thousand 722 soms through the American Charitable Organization Project HOPE.

The event is organized within the framework of the project of public-private partnership SAPAT of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, CDC (Center for Disease Control), BectonDickinson/Project HOPE to enhance the safety of patients and health workers through proper practice of medical procedures. To date, four health facilities have received the assistance.

Humanitarian assistance includes high-quality medical supplies (consumables) for the collection of blood samples donated by the world-famous Pharmaceutical Company BectonDickinson.

"Thanks to these high-quality medical materials, the quality of samples and the reliability of obtaining test results for patients will be improved. This will significantly reduce the risk of medical personnel and patients' damage from the needle, protecting nurses and patients from contact with blood. Medical nurses and doctors will be able to receive training in safe practice and blood sampling techniques on the basis of the EMC at the KSMIRAS”, Sydykova said.

Humanitarian aid will be distributed in accordance with the plan agreed with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health.

In the framework of the humanitarian assistance program, the HOPE project delivered medical supplies to the Kyrgyz Republic in the amount of more than $ 81 mln 99 thousand 630 USD since Jan. 2011.

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 18:34:42 +0600
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