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Kyrgystan country quote

There were days when I was so weak that I could not make the trip to the clinic for my treatment. Having a nurse to visit me at home with the medicine was critical to avoid interrupting my treatment.
- Nina
A patient benefiting from Abt’s work in Kyrgyzstan

Expanding Our Impact

Kyrgyzstan has faced both infectious disease epidemics and the continuous effects of climate change. The country holds one of the highest tuberculosis rates in Central Asia. Abt’s work in Kyrgyzstan supported government action, local non-governmental organizations and community groups in their battles against infectious diseases. Our projects help strengthen health care systems and train health workers at the local level.

We also addressed key climate change vulnerabilities in the country, providing landscape management, greenhouse gas emission data and self-governance strategies. Through the USAID C5+1 Adaptation Project, Abt trained Kyrgyz decisionmakers on best practices for national and sector-level climate change adaptation planning and developing a National Adaptation Plan (NAP). C5+1 Adaptation also facilitated al dialogue on adaptation planning among the five Central Asia republics. Abt led multiple regional events where adaptation planners from each country shared knowledge with their peers.

Total greenhouse gas emissions in 2013 in metric tons (2017)
15.5 million