Joint statement demonstrates support for and commitment to Kyrgyzstan’s new health strategy

WHO

The Government of Kyrgyzstan (represented by the Ministry of Health), the Government’s Mandatory Health Insurance Fund, the Ministry of Finance and 27 partner organizations have agreed on a common approach to the management and development coordination of the country’s new health strategy for 2019–2030. They endorsed the joint statement during an official signing ceremony on 12 April 2019, the last day of a 2-day joint annual review summit.

In the joint statement, the Government and partners commit to consolidate a sustained, government-led partnership of all health sector actors based on mutual trust and accountability, openness in policy discussions, and transparency in management.

In addition, the statement recognizes the need for strong government leadership and the consolidation of targeted support from the partners. The partners also commit to designing and channelling development support in a manner that complements and catalyses the efficient use of domestic resources for health.

2019 – a bridge between 2 health strategies

Every year, national stakeholders and partners come together to review and take forward Kyrgyzstan’s national health-care reform programme. Under the tagline “Looking back and looking forward”, the 2019 joint annual review was a special moment for the Ministry of Health, the Mandatory Health Insurance Fund and health partners. This year marks the bridge between 2 health strategies: the 2012–2018 Den Sooluk programme and the new Healthy Person – Prosperous Country strategy for 2019–2030.

The Healthy Person – Prosperous Country strategy aims to protect health, ensure access to essential quality services, strengthen primary health care, and decrease financial hardship for all people and communities in pursuit of universal health coverage by 2030.

WHO leadership role in global health

WHO has supported the Ministry of Health in the development of 4 generations of health strategies by providing technical expertise and building local capacity, but also by bringing together and coordinating stakeholders and development partners working in all areas of the health sector.

“Today is a good day for all of us, because all parties have agreed and committed themselves to the implementation of the new health strategy until 2030,” commented WHO Representative in Kyrgyzstan Dr Nazira Artykova during the signing ceremony.