On May 12 at 10 a.m., USAID will present the results of its five-year Quality Health Care Project (QHCP). Since September 2010, the QHCP has provided training, equipment, and supplies to improve management, financing, and provision of health services related to tuberculosis (TB), HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health services, and other public health threats in the Kyrgyz Republic. Representatives from the office of the Prime Minister, Parliament, and the Ministry of Health will discuss the project’s contributions to the country’s healthcare system and lessons learned during the project. The event will take place at the Park Hotel in Bishkek.
The project pioneered a comprehensive model of ambulatory TB services focused on early detection and effective treatment using a new TB diagnosis technology – GeneXpert®. QHCP also supported the Ministry of Health in developing evidence-based standards of TB care and promoted implementation of TB infection control measures in healthcare facilities. The project contributed greatly to improving the quality of laboratory services and strengthened procurement and distribution of TB drugs. Finally, USAID’s QHCP supported development and implementation of the National Strategy on Advocacy and Communication to raise awareness of TB among citizens.
In maternal and child health, QHCP in coordination with other international organizations supported implementation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) program on effective perinatal care that reached all maternity and delivery facilities in the country. The project also helped improve hospital care of infants and children by supporting a WHO program on management of childhood illnesses. In addition, QHCP delivered training on emergency management of obstetric complications, which provided medical staff with important skills that will help them save mothers’ and children’s lives.
In HIV, the project helped improve policy and practices for HIV prevention and treatment. QHCP fostered partnership between healthcare workers and civil society in providing medical and social services related to HIV diagnosis and therapy. The project helped develop and implement clinical guidelines on services for people affected by HIV and promoted rational use of antibiotics. The project also worked to reduce stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and TB.
Although the Quality Health Care Project is complete, USAID has many other health assistance programs under way in the Kyrgyz Republic. To learn more about these programs. visit: http://www.usaid.gov/kyrgyz-republic/global-health.
Contact:Jumabek Malabekov, M&E Specialist, QHCP
Phone : +996 (312) 622204 Email: Jumabek_Malabekov@qhcp.net