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CDC Works in Kyrgyzstan

CDC has been collaborating with the Kyrgyz Republic since 1995 to better recognize and respond to serious public health threats. In 1995, CDC established a Central Asia Regional Office in Kazakhstan to coordinate activities throughout the region. In 2011, CDC opened a country office in Kyrgyzstan to strengthen capacity to detect, prevent, and control disease and to respond to public health threats in the country.

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CDC office (physical presence)
No U.S. Assignees
3 Locally Employed

iconKyrgyzstan at a Glance

Population: 5,667,800
Per capita income: $2,200
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 73/65 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 25/1,000 live births
Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011

iconTop 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare 2010
  1. Ischemic heart disease 25%
  2. Stroke 15%
  3. Cancer 8%
  4. Lower Respiratory Infections 6%
  5. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 5%
  6. Cirrhosis 5%
  7. Road Injuries 3%
  8. Pre-Term Birth Complications 3%
  9. Neonatal Encephalitis 2%
  10. Self-Harm 2%

What CDC Is Doing

  • 14 epidemiologists from Kyrgyz Republic have been trained in modern methods of epidemiology as part of CDC/CAR’s Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP) and have developed capacity to improve the health of the country’s citizens.
  • CDC facilitated nation-wide implementation of an electronic HIV case-management system (EHCMS) in Kazakhstan and has begun nation-wide implementation of EHCMS in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
  • CDC conducted assessments of HIV Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. To address deficiencies identified by the assessments, CDC supported national technical working groups to draft and implement new standard operating procedures for IBBS.
  • Page last reviewed: March 25, 2014
  • Page last updated: March 25, 2014
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