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Switzerland donated computer equipment for more than 43 million soms to primary health care organizations in Kyrgyzstan

Published: 12 March 2024 г.

Today the Swiss Ambassador Olivier Bangerter handed over 320 computers, uninterruptible power supplies, and Kaspersky licenses to the Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic Alymkadyr Beishenaliev to support the technical capacity of Family Group Practitioners.

This IT equipment was donated to 228 primary healthcare organizations in the south of Kyrgyzstan and Bishkek city. It will strengthen e-Health and was transferred in the framework of the Swiss project “Effective Management and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in Kyrgyzstan”.   

The equipment will play a crucial role in improving the quality of primary health care services in the country and to better manage non-communicable diseases. It will also contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of health programs and interventions, ultimately leading to improved health outcomes for the people of Kyrgyzstan.

The project “Effective Management and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in Kyrgyzstan”, financed by the Swiss Government, helps to improve the health and well-being of the Kyrgyz population through equitable access to quality primary care services and the promotion of healthier lifestyles. The project has already covered Chui, Naryn, Talas, and Issyk-Kul regions and in the current phase, it covers Osh, Jalal-Abad, and Batken regions, as well as Bishkek and Osh cities. 

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are chronic, slowly progressing diseases. These include cardiovascular diseases, cancer, lung diseases, and diabetes.  According to the Ministry of Health, in 2022, cardiovascular diseases were the leading cause of death (52.1%), followed by cancer (12.2%) and respiratory diseases (5.5%). Common preventable risk factors for NCDs are unhealthy diet (in particular, high salt intake, insufficient consumption of fruits and vegetables), tobacco use and alcohol abuse, as well as insufficient physical activity.

For more information on the project, please contact Begaiym Egimbaeva, Communications Officer, tel.: (0770) 545404, email: