Review of tuberculosis prevention and care services in Kyrgyzstan, 30 June – 5 July 2014. Mission report



Kyrgyzstan is one of 27 countries in the world with a high burden of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and is among the 18 high-priority countries for tuberculosis (TB) in the WHO European Region. At the request of the Minister of Health of Kyrgyzstan, received in April 2014, the tuberculosis and multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis programme of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, working with the WHO country office in Kyrgyzstan and in collaboration with the national TB control programme, conducted a midterm programme review of TB prevention, control and care activities. The review was conducted between 30 June and 5 July 2014 by a team of 10 international experts from bodies including the Green Light Committee and the Global Drug Facility and observers from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The review provides valuable information and recommendations for planning the programmatic management of TB and multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant TB in the country.