On 11 February 2021, the Round Table on the ACCISS activities and the results of evaluation of the Type 1 Diabetes CG/CP implementation took place at the Ministry of Health. It was a half-day meeting when stakeholders may participate in person or online. Thus, more than 45 people participated in discussions online including oblast coordinators, managers of health facilities in pilot areas, representatives of educational organizations, diabetes associations, FGPA as well as family doctors, endocrinologists and other specialists. Over 15 people representing the Ministry of Health, MHIF and the international projects working on diabetes and NCDs in Kyrgyzstan participated in the event and presented their work in this area. HPAC also presented the activities being implemented within Phase II of ACCISS Project and the results of two evaluations. Finally, draft proposals for Phase III have been presented for broader discussion with the stakeholders involved.
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.