Perinatal health project (2018-2020)

The cooperation

On behalf of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is implementing the Promotion of Perinatal Health project in close cooperation with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health from October 2018 to September 2020. 
The project worked in line with the National Health Strategy 2019-2030, entitled ‘Healthy Person – Prosperous Country,’ with aim to improve the quality of integrated care services for pregnant women and newborns in five regions of Kyrgyzstan. 

To achieve this goal, GIZ works closely with partner institutions at the national level, including the Ministry of Health, the Mandatory Health Insurance Fund and the E-Health Center, and at the regional level in Bishkek, Chuy, Issyk-Kul, Naryn and Osh. Together, nearly 500 people are involved in implementing project measures which build the expertise of health workers, improve the quality of perinatal care services, and strengthen referral pathways and approaches to patient-centred care for pregnant women and newborns.
This technical cooperation project is one module in a larger German-supported health sector programme in Kyrgyzstan which also includes financial cooperation measures implemented by the KfW Development Bank, which has been supporting the Kyrgyz government’s health reforms for more than two decades.