In 2013-2014, RVF worked with the Tropical Disease Center of Kyrgyzstan to support deworming efforts through continued training and evaluation of the H. Nana parasite.
In 2008-2012, the Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya Foundation carried out deworming programs in Kyrgyzstan. At the request of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health (MOH), the Foundation assisted in conducting a mass campaign against soil-transmitted helminthes among the general population. The deworming program targeted approximately 4.5 million individuals throughout the country, with a special focus on school-aged children. The goal of the campaign, which has been conducted according to WHO guidelines, was to decrease the infestation level of helminthes through direct treatment as well as intense educational activities for children and their families highlighting effective sanitary-hygienic practices designed to prevent reinfection.
RVF’s completed programs in Kyrgyzstan: