Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) – Community Action for Health

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Project Status: Closed
Project at-a-glance
Project Name Community Action for Health
Project Number 7F00644
Sector/Subsector Health
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Opening Date 01 Apr 2014
Project Closing Date 31 Mar 2017
Responsible Institution
Responsible International Financial Institution Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Responsible Executive Agencies

Swiss Red Cross

Strategic Agenda

Strengthening the general health condition of the population in rural areas,  promotion of health care and empowering rural communities


The health reforms led by the Ministry of Health have put a strong emphasis on strengthening the primary care system through health promotion among population, thus increasing their responsibility for their own health. Acknowledging the relevance of health promotion, SDC has been supporting health promotion through the project “Community Action for Health”since 1999. The Ministry of Health has accepted the model developed by the project and has incorporated its expansion throughout the country into the health reform plan.

The Goal of the exit phase is to fully integrate and anchor the CAH model into the existing public health care system, thus ensuring its sustainability and continuity. The underlying impact hypothesis is that a sustainable health promotion system, which is publicly supported and implemented by a nationwide network of public and community health promotion organizations at all the levels, will continue to contribute to the improvement of health outcomes in the country.

Source of Funding

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Amount of Funding

CHF   4’600’000

Project Outcome

The CAH model is fully integrated with the public health care system It is expected that by 2017 almost all VHCs will have reached a level of organizational development allowing them to sustain without support of this project. The project will strive to shift the costs for the key health actions to the MoH with which previous agreements have been developed on the shift of financing.

Health awareness and behaviour of population in rural and urban areas is improved. The project will conduct health actions in collaboration with the Republican Centre for Health Promotion (RCHP) in the Ministry of Health, and will invest in tools and information material for the VHCs. As part of the exit strategy, the gradual reduction of investments by the project in the area will be increasingly covered by the Ministry of Health.

Contact Information of International Financial Institution
Organization/Department Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Commonwealth of Independent States Division
Address Freiburgstrasse 130, 3003 Bern
Postal Code 3003
Country Switzerland
Phone +41 (0)58 462 4414


Contact Information of International Financial Institution - 2
Organization/Department Embassy of Switzerland in the Kyrgyz Republic
Name Elvira Muratalieva
Address 21 Erkindik blvrd. Bishkek
Postal Code 720040
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Phone +996 (312) 301 036


Contact Information of Project Implementer
Organization/Department Swiss Red Cross
Name Gelmius Siupsinskas
Address 187 Sydykov str., Bishkek
Postal Code 720011
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Phone +996 (312) 906 310