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Innovative GPS Technology Speeding Up TB Diagnosis in Kyrgyzstan

Innovative GPS Technology Speeding Up TB Diagnosis in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan, July 27, 2017
Innovative GPS Technology Speeding Up TB Diagnosis in Kyrgyzstan

Project HOPE and the National Center for Tuberculosis under the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic hosted a roundtable event on July 26 to discuss the results of using innovative technologies in a TB control program being piloted in Kyrgyzstan.

Working with Ministry of Health, State Department for Prevention of Diseases and Epidemiological Surveillance, Project HOPE implemented the new program, earlier this year, to improve the procedures of prompt diagnosis and early treatment for TB patients in the Sokuluk Region of Chui Oblast.

How It Works

The program, “Innovative Approach to the Transportation of Biological Samples for Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring of TB Patients,” utilizes advanced digital technologies in TB control and an innovative model of transportation of biological materials for TB diagnosis including:


The project has been implemented in the district for a half year now,” said Artur Niyazov, Project HOPE’s branch director in Kyrgyzstan. “We have good results.”

The “Innovative System of the Transportation of Biological Samples” makes it possible to:

The roundtable discussion was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Health, National Center for Tuberculosis, Mandatory Health Insurance Fund, as well as representatives of international organizations – USAID, World Health Organization, The Global Fund, International Committee of the Red Cross and other local non-governmental organizations.

 “The successful use of this developed system demonstrates it is possible to implement this program across Kyrgyzstan,” added Niyazov.

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