Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) – Health Care Waste Management in Hospitals of Kyrgyzstan

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Project Status: Closed
Project at-a-glance
Project Name Health Care Waste Management in Hospitals of Kyrgyzstan
Project Number 7F06628
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

Objectives
Strategic Agenda

Health system strengthening

Description

The Kyrgyz health reforms have achieved considerable results by strengthening primary health care and by reducing the number of hospitals. However, the quality of care and of infrastructure of health facilities remains sub-optimal due to a lack of financing and of managerial capacities. One of the most severe problems remains the control of the hospital acquired infections. Against this background SDC funded project designed an Infection Control Model, which demonstrated good results. The Ministry of Health has accepted this model as the national infection control system, and has requested its expansion throughout the country with the aim to improve quality of care.

The Goal of the project is to increase the quality of care in Kyrgyz hospitals by introduction of Infection Control system in remaining hospitals: Scaling up the previous HCWM results to the totality of Kyrgyzstan hospitals. The objective of the last phase of the project is to assist in applying Infection Control standards in all remaining hospitals in Kyrgyzstan and to ensure that all interventions are institutionalized and sustained without project’s support in the future.

Source of Funding

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Amount of Funding

CHF 3 mio

Project Outcome

Infection control standards in hospitals are adhered to and hospital wastes are treated according to international standards. Under this outcome it is expected that hospitals will apply Infection Control Standards and will continue to adhere to them beyond project’s support. Hospital’s medical personnel and Sanitary Epidemiological Service’s epidemiologists will be trained and basic equipment will be installed in hospitals around the country to enable staff to follow Infection Control procedures.

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
E-mail

gus_oza@eda.admin.ch

Website

www.eda.admin.ch/sdc

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
E-mail

Elvira.muratailieva@eda.admin.ch

Website

www.eda.admin.ch

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
E-mail

kshp@elcat.kg

Website

www.cah.kg