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September 6, 2017

The Second International Conference on Integrated Tuberculosis (TB) Control in Central Asia begins today in Bishkek. This two day event brings together various stakeholders and medical professionals working in the tuberculosis sector to discuss progress and strategies to achieve the objectives set forth in the World Health Organization’s End Tuberculosis Strategy 2015-2035. This strategy aims to reduce deaths caused by the disease by 95%, and to reduce new cases by 90%.

September 5, 2017

The United States wishes to congratulate the Kyrgyz Republic on hosting the successful International Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Forum held in Bishkek August 23-25. The twelve snow leopard range-countries reaffirmed their strong support for the conservation of snow leopards and high mountain ecosystems and signed the Bishkek Declaration 2017: Caring for Snow Leopards and Mountains - Our Ecological Future.

August 10, 2017

The United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, celebrated World Breastfeeding Week by making it easier for new mothers to provide for the health and nourishment of their babies. From August 1-7, the USAID’s Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project, together with the Republican Center for Health Promotion and other local partners, launched new breastfeeding corners in 10 Family Medicine Centers across Jalalabad and Naryn Oblasts. These corners provide breastfeeding mothers private space and equipment to feed their babies, as well as informational materials about the benefits of breastfeeding in children’s growth and development.

August 3, 2017

In June and July, 120 secondary school students from around the country participated in Democracy Camps in Issyk-Kul and Jalal-Abad. The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), organizes these camps annually.

July 13, 2017

The U.S. Government has delivered 77 tons of food to 94 social and healthcare institutions across the Kyrgyz Republic as part of the USAID Food for Peace Program. These supplies, valued at over $200,000, will provide 3.9 million vitamin-rich meals to patients with tuberculosis, disadvantaged elderly people, and orphans.

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