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First program budget of Health Ministry for 2018-2020 developed

The program budget of the Ministry of Health for 2018–2020 was developed for the first time in Kyrgyzstan.

According to Aibar Sultangaziyev, Chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of Health, the document was prepared by representatives of this agency and public councils of the ministries of health and finance.

«Previously, it was impossible to see and understand what the money was directed at. And now everything is spelled out in details. Certain types of diseases, such as HIV, are listed on a separate line. In addition, indicators appeared. For example, how many people will be tested for HIV in a year, how many will receive treatment. If the state does not allocate money, by 2020 there will be 20,000 new HIV cases and 5,000 deaths from the virus. Plus, the Global Fund will reduce funding. Much depends on the Ministry of Finance now," Aibar Sultangaziyev said.