Photo of Bagyshova Shakarbubu from Kulundu village with her family.

Kyrgyz Republic: Going Virtual to Reach Families with Nutrition Information during the Global Pandemic

In mid-March 2020, the Kyrgyz Republic government declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This led to a nationwide lockdown and prohibition of any public events, community meetings, or other gatherings. Health care facilities were overwhelmed by the demands and priorities of the COVID-19 outbreak, and qualified evidence-based nutrition and hygiene information became more difficult for the general public to access.