Kyrgyz Republic

Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked, mountainous country in Central Asia. Its population of 6 million people has a life expectancy at birth of 67 years (male) and 75 years (female). Kyrgyzstan began to restructure its soviet-era health system in the 1990s by introducing a mandatory health insurance fund and guaranteed benefits package; since 2001, the country has implemented three health reform programs in 2001-05, 2006-11 and 2012-16 to improve health systems governance and introduce new models of service delivery. The EU-Luxembourg-WHO UHC Partnership, which it joined in 2016, supports the country in elaborating the fourth generation of its health sector strategy to address new challenges emerging from the increased prevalence of non-communicable diseases, as well as to accelerate progress towards UHC goals. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

Key Health Indicators Country Fact Sheet

Reports on Road Map Activities

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  • Finalized / In completion
  • On Track
  • Postponed
  • Cancelled
  • ER1 : Countries will have prepared/developed/updated/adapted their NHPSP through an inclusive policy dialogue process leading to better coverage with essential health services, financial risk protection and health equity
  • The fourth generation health sector strategy drafting is under consultation (process to start in late 2016 to be finalized during 2017) after the mid-term review of current Den Sooluk strategy in 2016 and need to accelerate the reforms to address new challenges as NCDs as well continues move towards UHC
  • 100%
  • ER3 : Countries requesting health financing (HF) support will have modified their financing strategies and systems to move more rapidly towards universal coverage (UC), with a particular focus on the poor and vulnerable
  • The governance of Mandatory Health Insurance Fund (MHIF) is improved (including development of first institutional strategy, improvement of governance competencies and engagement of stakeholders to the consultative process) and the institutional capacity increased to facilitate the progress towards UHC
  • 100%
  • ER5 : Accurate, up-to-date evidence on what works and what does not work regarding health financing reforms for universal coverage is available and shared across countries
  • The hospitals safety assessment with Hospital Safety Index (WHO 2015 revision) is performed with involvement of experts on service delivery from Ministry of Health, civil construction engineers, specialists responsible for emergency preparedness and response with the aim to guide further actions to increase resilience of specialized care
  • 80%
  • Improve access to evidence based material, knowledge and information for health systems and services adaptation
  • 80%