ACCISS Study Regional Workshop on Improving Access to Insulin, 14 – 15 October 2019, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Within the framework of Addressing the Challenge and Constraints of Insulin Sources and Supply (ACCISS) Study aimed to improve access to insulin, a Regional Workshop on Improving Access to Insulin took place on October 14-15, 2019 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Representatives of eight countries of the region participated in the workshop, namely, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Other workshop participants included experts from WHO (HQ, EURO and Kyrgyzstan office), representatives of UNICEF, the ACCISS Study and their partners, and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust (funder of the ACCISS Study).

The meeting was held to build awareness of the work of the ACCISS Study, the evidence gathered, and what is proposed to address the issues as well as to gain understanding of how to apply HAI developed core tools to assess country insulin access challenges. In addition, a platform has been created to share country best practices in planning, forecasting demand, registration, procurement, and distribution of insulin.

List of participants

Implementation of EVIPNet in Kyrgyzstan

Round Table on the Situation Analysis and Overview of Using Evidence in Policy-Making was held on December 10-11, 2015 in Bishkek with the assistance of WHO Country Office.

Target audience included management and specialists of the MoH, all National Centers and Research Institutions, higher medical educational institutions, relevant NGOs and the academic and scientific community representatives.

Evidence-Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) is a WHO initiative that promotes the systematic use of health research evidence in policy-making.

EVIPNet Europe is a key support mechanism for the implementation of the European policy framework Health 2020. The knowledge translation platforms (KTPs) established through

EVIPNet Europe will help countries to translate knowledge into policy. More detailed information about EVIPNet-Europe can be found at the website:

As far as Kyrgyzstan has joined the EVIPNet-Europe, in order to establish the KTP locally the situation analysis was done and its findings were presented at the round table as well as the KTP establishment scenarios were discussed.

Round Table Agenda(PDF-1)

Presentation on the Preliminary Situation Analysis Findings(PDF-2)

M&E workshop for oblast level specialists and staff of the MoH

Based on a request from the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, on 12-13 November, 2015 theHPAC organized the workshop on «Monitoring and evaluation of health organizations’ performance in the framework of National “Den Sooluk” Health Care Reform Program of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2012-2016».

This workshop was aimed at improving practical skills for analysis and interpretation of data collected as well as preparation of reports on monitoring and evaluation of Den Sooluk Program within the confines of four priority areas: Mother and Child Health, CVD, TB and AIDS.

Core trainers of the workshop were Rakhat Cholurova (Policy and Service Delivery Expert of the Defeat TB Project) and Olga Kindyakova (Deputy Director of RHIC). Specialists directly involved in data collection, analysis and interpretation and, namely, deputy oblast  coordinators responsible for monitoring and evaluation of oblast health system performance, directors of oblast health information centers, chiefs of health information units of Bishkek and Osh health departments as well as technical coordinators of the KR MoH, responsible for monitoring and evaluation within four priority areas of Den Sooluk Program at the national level took part in the workshop.

The workshop participants remained happy with the content and organization quality of the workshop and expressed their hope that similar workshops will be conducted also for technical specialists responsible for monitoring at raion level, since, in their view, this will contribute to the reliability and quality of data collection, high-quality analysis and correct interpretation.

Decree of the MoH (including agenda and list of participants)(PDF-1)

List of participants with signatures(PDF-2)

WHO Flagship Course on HSS with focus on NCDs

09-13 May 2016, Barcelona, Spain

The WHO Regional Office for Europe is pleased to announce the next annual Flagship Course on Health Systems Strengthening to be held from 9 to 13 May 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. This week-long intensive course is offered by the Division of Health Systems and Public Health of the WHO Regional Office for Europe through the WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening. We invite you and your colleagues to participate in this exclusive training event.

The course focuses on policy options to address health system barriers to address the growing burdern of non-communicable diseases.

The course is delivered in English with simultaneous translation to Russian.

Applicants are invited to submit a completed online application form available on the course website:

Please use Flagship2016 as user name and password.

Please note that the deadline for receiving applications is 17 March 2016. To secure participation in the course, accepted participants will be charged a fee of EUR 300. The fee is payable upon acceptance of application. Once paid, this payment is non-refundable in case of cancellation. WHO will cover tuition, course materials, coffee breaks and lunches on all five days of the course, plus one dinner reception. Participants will be responsible for covering the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence while in Barcelona.

A brochure of the course with further details is here.(PDF-1)