July 2014—For victims of trafficking, Kazakhstan serves as a destination, transit and source country. Kazakhstan remains attractive as a destination for citizens from less economically stable countries of Central Asia. For those being trafficked from Kazakhstan, the main destination countries are Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey.
April 2014—Most tuberculosis (TB) patients in Kazakhstan, including non-infectious TB patients, are hospitalized from the time of their initial diagnosis to the end of the intensive phase of treatment. This ranges from two to four months for regular TB, and six to 12 months for multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) cases.
Although NGOs in Kazakhstan have done much to address injustices against persons living with HIV, high levels of social stigma and institutional discrimination persist.
As Kazakhstan continues to develop economically, it also continues to develop its civil society sector, particularly, organizations focused on improving the lives of those living with HIV.
Increased access to quality family planning services and increased awareness of modern methods of contraception are among the main priorities of Kazakhstan's health-care system in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Last updated: July 16, 2014