Health Status


On 20 and 21 December, the Equal Rights Trust launched three new comprehensive reports examining discrimination and inequality in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Published as these three countries mark the 25th year of their independence, the reports provide unprecedented insights into discrimination on the basis of religion, ethnicity, political opinion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and other grounds in states where little has previously been reported on such issues.

Equal Rights Trust

Bishkek, August 11 / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are among the Central Asian countries that have the least access to safe drinking water per capita, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Dinara Kemelova said speaking at the high-level International Symposium on the sixth objective of Sustainable Development Goals in Dushanbe from 9 to 10 August this year.


Together with the Government of Tajikistan, the United States government launched a national information and education campaign dedicated to World TB Day at Kokhi Jomi Hall in Dushanbe. An audience of approximately 400 people witnessed speeches and music delivering messages about TB prevention, stigma, and discrimination. The Ministry of Health and Social Protection, with support of USAID TB Control Program, awarded certificates of appreciation and prizes to the winners of its ”Best health providers in TB” competition.



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December 21, 2015


25 August 2016

The challenges of providing health services are greatly complicated by the intersecting vulnerabilities of prisoners, who have overlapping health and social needs.  


September 17, 2016

In recent years, the countries of Central Asia have experienced some of the fastest growing rates of HIV infection in the world. One of the key populations at risk is men who have sex with men (MSM).


24 March 2016

By Andreea Anca, IFRC

Sixteen students at the Technical College in the southern Russian town of Belorechensk, arrive to find classmates Alesia, 19, and Xenia, 17 in place of their teacher.


5 April 2016

By Nichola Jones, IFRC

The real-life experiences of women living with HIV in Tajikistan are hitting the airwaves in a bid to tackle prejudice and provide vital information on the disease.

The series, produced by journalist Nargis Bozorova, is aimed at providing information and advice for people living with HIV – including legal advice, accessing health care and support services, as well as tips on hygiene. It also serves as a myth-buster for the general public to combat the stigmatization of people who have HIV.