The HAI’s ACCISS Cross Country Exchange was held on 2-3 December 2023 in Amsterdam

The HAI (Health Action International)’s ACCISS (Addressing the Challenges and Constraints of Insulin Sources and Supply) Cross Country Exchange was held on 2-3 December 2023 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The results of work carried out globally and nationally in four countries (Mali, Peru, Tanzania and Kyrgyzstan) during Phase III of the Project were presented at this meeting. Countries shared successes, lessons learned and existing challenges, and also outlined the key areas and prospects for further work within the frames of Phase IV, the activities of which will continue to be funded by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

On December 4, immediately after the cross-country exchange meeting, a Multi-Stakeholder Meeting took place with participation of over 100 people. The participants represented such organizations as the Helmsley Charitable Trust, HAI, WHO, IDF, IDA Foundation, International Insulin Foundation, FIND; the universities of Geneva, Florida (USA), Erasmus (Netherlands), Milan and other universities; NovoNordisk, Sanofi and Eli Lilly companies, international organizations and NGOs focusing on diabetes, diabetes associations, leading clinics and ministries of health of various countries, as well as patient communities, in particular, T1International; and other organizations.

During this meeting the Kyrgyz team members took an active part in discussions about the global and national barriers to insulin access and also shared lessons learned from the NCD-related area and improving the quality of care for diabetes in Kyrgyzstan.

  1. Presentation on the ACCISS Project Phase III implementation in Kyrgyzstan 
  2. Key lessons learnt in the area of NCDs in the Kyrgyz Republic. Dobrynina N.P., Chief Endocrinologist of the KR MoH
  3. Advancing access to care in Kyrgyzstan: implementation of guidelines on diabetes. Zurdinova A.A., Chief Clinical Pharmacologist of the KR MoH and Azhymambetova G.K., Chief Nursing Specialist of the KR MoH