ADB names priority goals of one of its healthcare projects in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Materials 5 December 2022 17:37 (UTC +04:00)
Aygun Maherramova
Aygun Maherramova
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 5. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is carrying out the "Strengthening Regional Health Security Project in Kyrgyzstan," which was approved on September 13, 2022, a source in ADB told Trend.

This project aims to strengthen the capacity of 4 key laboratories in Bishkek and Osh cities and develop a laboratory network of 6 public health laboratories and 11 clinical diagnostic laboratories in Chuy and Osh Regions, which will be upgraded and equipped based on modern quality and safety standards.

"Next year, the priority goals of this project will be to complete all procurement activities, undertake infrastructure improvements in selected 17 facilities, and in close coordination with the Coordination Laboratory Council and development partners, finalize the National Laboratory Optimization Masterplan 2023-2030," ADB said.

Also, the project will begin to update training programs for laboratory specialists, update laboratory SOPs, approve a list of basic laboratory tests by laboratory level, calculate their cost, and further develop the laboratory information management system.

Notably, since 1994, the ADB has committed more than $1.3 billion in loans, $811 million in grants, and $69 million in technical assistance projects in Kyrgyzstan. ADB operations in the country focus on supporting inclusive growth and economic diversification beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, improving access to public and social services, and leveraging regional cooperation and integration.