The Russian Technical Assistance Programme to fight HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases in Eastern Europe and Central Asia countries
The Ministry of Health is planning 3% increase in prevention examination of people of Kyrgyzstan during this year.
According to the press service of the Ministry, the Minister Talantbek Batyraliev has met with Irina Kostetskaya and Alexey Sokolov, the representatives of AIDS Infoshare Foundation, supporting combat with AIDS and other infectious diseases the day before.
It was emphasized, that with the technical support from the Russian Technical Assistance Programme to fight HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases in Eastern Europe and Central Asia countries “Karavan Zdorov’ya” of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan runs targeted prevention examinations of children and adults in rural and remoted areas of the country, using mobile trains – combination of mobile medical units.
“This project is devoted to child and adult welfare in rural, mountainous and remoted areas of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. Their access to healthcare is limited because of lack of medical institutions, low mobility and low income of the population. The project aims at provision of treatment and diagnostic services to the most vulnerable social groups for free. The use of mobile treatment and diagnostics units in form of mobile trains will allow bringing comprehensive medical services closer to people, to do early diagnostics of diseases and provide timely treatment as well as to decrease incidence and mortality level”, noted in the Ministry of Health.
According to the Ministry’s calculations, as a result of the project the coverage of the population of Kyrgyzstan with targeted prevention examinations will increase up to 3 % during one year.