Cessation of local transmission and transition to elimination of malaria in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Project Summary

renovation of labs to detect malariaA worker is working inside one of the 20 laboratories renovated for better detection of malaria in Kyrgyzstan.

The project is aimed at supporting the implementation of the National Strategy for elimination of malaria in the Kyrgyz Republic in 2009 – 2015.  The goal of the programme is to stop the transmission of tertian malaria in the Kyrgyz Republic by 2015 and to follow-up the notification of re-appearance of local transmission in accordance with the “National strategy for elimination of malaria in the Kyrgyz Republic in 2009 – 2015”.

Expected Results

  1. Strong institutional capacities of the National Malaria Programme and general  services in healthcare;
  2. Full access to early diagnosis and adequate treatment of malaria;
  3. Improved quick response system for vector control;
  4. Improved quick response system for disease outbreaks;
  5. Strengthened mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation of programme implementation further;
  6. Capacities of theoretical and practical research are built;
  7. Increased awareness of people and more active involvement in malaria prevention.

What we have accomplished so far

  • 48 468 long lasting bednets were distributed to population residing in malaria affected areas in 2011. Almost 91% of all population in risk areas is provided with such nets.
  • 20 laboratories renovated and upgraded for better detection of malaria.

In the last 3 years, there has been some intensive and focused antimalarial interventions: regular vector control, provision of population, especially, pregnant women and children under 5, with mosquito bed nets impregnated with insecticide, early diagnostics and adequate treatment of imported malaria cases, annual training events for health personnel and civil service volunteers. As a result of all these efforts, Kyrgyzstan reached malaria elimination phase: not a single case of local transmission of malaria and/or parasite carrier has been registered from 2011 to 2013.

The Kyrgyz Republic has applied to the World Health Organization (WHO) with the request to commence the process of international assessment and further certification process to declare Kyrgyzstan as a country free from malaria. The receipt of such a certificate will have positive effect on the country’s image in terms of international tourism.  It will allow improving the well-being of families and help generate funds that the country can use to reduce poverty and stimulate development.

Who finances it?

 Donor Amount (USD)
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria 1,171,464


Amount (USD)
2012 621,502

Status: Completed

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