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.