Medical workers like Lyubov and Mirgul are among those at the forefront of the battle against tuberculosis in Kyrgyzstan. We are supporting them as much as we can, however the challenge of finding young graduates to replace the retiring workforce remains particularly difficult to address.
Recent development in how bonuses can be awarded to medical teams upon the successful completion of treatment of TB patients could, over the medium to long term, offer durable solutions to this by attracting young medical workers to such locations.
Regardless, many like us will stand ready to continue the battle until tuberculosis is defeated in the Kyrgyz Republic.
At the forefront of the battle against tuberculosis, people like Lyubov are critical to one day fully defeat the disease.
The USAID Defeat TB Project is a five-year endeavor designed to reduce the burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the Kyrgyz Republic. Its implementation limits the development of drug-resistant strains of the disease, supports equitable access to quality health care for vulnerable groups, and strengthens the national healthcare system.
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