Issue Paper on Health Series, No. 3a

Community Action for Health in the Kyrgyz Republic

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Data di pubblicazione: Aprile 2014
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Community Action for Health in the Kyrgyz Republic: Overview and results.

Since more than 10 years, more than 1700 village health committees promote better health as a national program in the rural areas of Kyrgyzstan. Can volunteers really make a difference? Do people follow the health promotion and advice? What is the impact of this program? Does the health behavior of the people really change? The publication gives answers to all this questions and encourages other countries to follow the same steps. Important are a positive and encouraging attitude in a context, which is ready to empower people and try out new approaches.