Since opening the Country Office in Kyrgyzstan in 1994, WHO has focused on: improving the population’s health and addressing health inequalities; health sector reform; and enhancement of access to quality health-care services. The role of the WHO Country Office is also to respond to requests from the host country to support policy-making for sustainable health development, taking a holistic health-system approach.

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Tokmok Territorial Hospital, Kyrgyzstan – showing the way to reducing antibiotic use in surgery

Under the leadership of surgeon Dr Muratbek Muhambetov, the hospital has achieved measurable improvements by implementing perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis (PAP) guidelines. These guidelines govern the way that antibiotics are given before surgery to prevent infection.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Kyrgyzstan
52-54 Orozbekova Street
Bishkek 720040
Tel.: +996 3126 24193, +996 312 624 192
Fax: +996 312 612681

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Ministry of Health
Moskovskaya 148
Bishkek 720040
Tel.: + 996 312 622680
Fax: +996 312 660717


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Estimated life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)

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