In the field of health, Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan implements following activities:
The HIV / AIDS prevention activities aim to reduce vulnerability to HIV and its consequences in the Kyrgyz Republic by strengthening knowledge and skills in the field of HIV, conducting information sessions among the population, especially among young people and adolescents: raising awareness among young people about HIV prevention, the formation of young people's skills of responsible attitude to their health by using the technology of "peer educators".
Purpose of the activity:
Reducing the vulnerability of HIV and its impact in Kyrgyzstan by achieving the following results:
Activities are carried out in all regions of the country through a network of volunteers who are trained ToT and prevention of HIV. Volunteers conduct information sessions in schools, universities and other educational centers.
The RSCK is a member of the ERNA (European Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Network on HIV / AIDS, TB and Hepatitis C). Since 2014, ERNA Secretariat is located in Kyrgyzstan, its hosting and operation is carried out by the Red Crescent of Kyrgyzstan. Mission - to encourage joint activities and to help build the working capacity of the National Societies in the sphere of HIV, AIDS, TB and Hepatitis C through the gradual development of community level. At present, the members of the network are National Societies of about 38 countries belonging to the European Region.
Improving the health status of vulnerable people by raising awareness about TB prevention and providing psychosocial support to target groups.
TB patients receiving treatment according to the DOTS strategy, TB patients are from the most vulnerable groups of the population, and those at high risk of discontinuation of treatment:
Patronage of TB patients
Direct control of treatment with the delivery of drugs at home:
They also provide TB patients and their families with psychological support, with sense of responsibility for their own health and for the health of their families, raises the self-esteem of TB patients, reduces their stigma and increases their motivation for treatment.
Such work is provided through individual interviews and group support.
Psychological support of patients with tuberculosis
Provision of psychological assistance is widely used for MDR TB patients, they often have psychological problems associated with taking more drugs, more pronounced side effects of medicines, which can cause the patient to be depressed, and lead to loss of motivation and separation from treatment.
To achieve the goal (adherence to treatment) - integrated models of a tuberculosis program based on positive experience, international standards and global strategies have been developed and integrated. Introduced such a direction as the creation of support groups, helping the client to cope with stress and make personal decisions about their health.
Information and educational work:
In the educational work in target communities, promoters (leaders of this community, recognized by the population and respected) and volunteers from the community (promoters' assistants) are involved. They are trained to inform the public on TB:
Total information about TB (symptoms of TB, prevention of TB, where to go for signs of TB, TB treatment).
Promoters and volunteers provide information to their communities in communities. If symptoms of TB are detected, then write a direction (developed by the ND) and send it to a nearby honey. the institution for sputum examination, after 2-3 days, re-visit this family to clarify the diagnosis.
Among schoolchildren (organized population):
In schools of target communities, a group of volunteers is created from active schoolchildren. They are trained by the nurses of the program to provide information on TB by equal and equal way and conduct information sessions among their peers (according to the developed modules).
Topics: Prevention of TB, Continuous treatment, Side effects, HLS, Stigma and discrimination, Discussion of the problems of the patient and his family.
Combating stigma and discrimination
Advocacy, communication and social mobilization
At the moment the project is implemented in:
Information and educational work covered more than 200 000 people.
International and national partners: Ministry of Health, National Center for Phthisiology, TB Dispensaries, Family Medicine Centers, GSIN;
International organizations: International Committee of the Red Cross, USAID;
Non-governmental organizations: "Alternative in narcology", "Social life".
Components / specific tasks:
Instruments of implementation
Seven regional staff and 125 volunteers across the country were selected and trained, who hold information sessions throughout the country, with the further involvement of new donors and regular blood donors
Sites of activity realization:
All sites of Kyrgyzstan
Membership in other networks:
National Blood Center and all Regional Blood Centers
population of the Batken oblast with eye diseases
To improve the quality of services in the field of eye diseases for the population of the Batken region.
Components / specific tasks:
International and national partners: