Annual report on implementation of grants provided by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Kyrgyzstan - 2013
About the report
The report on implementation of the Global Fund grants by UNDP in 2013 was presented on March 18th, 2014. Main highlights of the report are:
Establishment of the "single window" for people living with HIV (PLHIV) on the basis of Bishkek City AIDS Center. Thanks to establishing the "single window", now clients do not have to travel to different parts of the city for medical treatment and receive three services – methadone, ARV and TB drugs in one place;
HIV saliva based testing for MARPS at the NGOs. Thanks to this pilot NGOs managed to reach the most-at-risk groups that were previously not available to public health authorities due to stigma in the society. Since the pilot start from November 2012 to October 2013, NGOs tested 4500 people from among their clients. Results of testing revealed that 4274 people were negative, and 226 people had been diagnosed HIV positive. The first year’s results showed that it is necessary to further expand the proider initiated saliva testing based on NGOs.;
Expansion of methadone maintenance therapy (MMT). In 2013 UNDP jointly with partners opened five new MMT points, three of which were opened in the institutions of public health care and two in prisons. In total, today there are 29 MMT points in Kyrgyzstan, 22 of them in the institutions of public health care and 7 in the penitentiary system.
The main achievement was observed in the treatment success rate of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Kyrgyzstan. As compared to previous years, treatment default rate dropped by 21.5% while the treatment success rate increased by 15%.
The national partners noted UNDP’s work on social support of patients and motivational work among health care providers based on the results achieved in the course of treatment.
Kyrgyzstan expects to receive the malaria free certificate. This was achieved thanks to the GF support in the past 8 years. From 2011 to 2013 there was no local transmission of malaria or parasite carrier registered in the Kyrgyz Republic.