Central Asian countries discuss roadmap in support of health

Meeting took place between the Ministers of Health of the Central Asian countries and Hans Kluge, Director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe within the framework of the 76th session of the World Health Assembly. Press center of the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan reported.

The participants discussed implementation of the roadmap in support of health and well-being in Central Asia for 2022-2025, as well as individual tasks and indicators for tracking progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals — ensuring a healthy lifestyle and promoting well-being for all people in any age.

Minister of Health Gulnara Baatyrova noted that the health of the population of the republics is closely interconnected and the roadmap in support of health and well-being is relevant, since the countries of Central Asia are largely dependent on the social and economic ties in terms of trade, labor migration, tourism and other areas.

«The roadmap allows us to jointly respond to intersecting crises in terms of public health, addressing global challenges and problems. The decisions made will facilitate partnerships to bring about transformative changes that will create political capital for health and expand investment opportunities in Central Asia,» she said.

The Roadmap for Health and Well-Being in Central Asia 2022-2025 was created jointly by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, with the active advisory participation of the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the support of development partners. Facilitation of development and implementation of the roadmap confirms the readiness of the WHO Regional Office for Europe to assist the Central Asian states to better recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, leave no one behind, and strengthen healthcare bodies leadership in the region.

Source: 24.kg News Agency