WHO provides high-capacity storage equipment to Kyrgyzstan

Ministry of Health, Kyrgyzstan

WHO has provided high-capacity equipment to the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan to help the government develop its health information system in line with the recently adopted national eHealth strategy. The equipment was handed over to the Ministry on 11 December 2015 in the presence of Minister of Health Professor Talantbek Batyraliev, and WHO Representative in Kyrgyzstan Dr Jarno Habicht.

The Minister said, "The modern network storage equipment provided by WHO will solve the very acute problem concerning the lack of storage capacity for servers and applications. This equipment with a total storage capacity of 10 terabytes will provide wide opportunities for safe data storage and data management."

Dr Jarno Habicht said, "The information communication technology equipment provided to the Ministry of Health will increase physical capacity for information storage and data processing. The hardware investments will allow the public sector to further develop the national health information system in line with the recently adopted national eHealth strategy. We welcome this national eHealth strategy developed under the leadership of the Ministry of Health with wide consultation and in line with the national e-governance approach and health reform agenda 'Den Sooluk'. WHO will further support national stakeholders with an exchange of experience and technical assistance on eHealth in 2015."

The technical assistance is part of the activities envisaged under the biennial collaboration agreement between WHO/Europe and Kyrgyzstan in 2014–2015, as well as project activities within the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health, phase II.