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Map of Kyrgyz Republic

USAID Advancing Nutrition, or USAIDдин "Мыкты Азыктануу" долбоору, has worked in the Kyrgyz Republic since October 2019, with a focus on the Batken and Jalal-Abad Oblasts. We work to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age (ages 15-49) and children under 5, focusing on the 1,000-day Window of Opportunity. Working closely with partners in national and local governments, village health committees, health centers in oblasts and districts, as well as other nutrition stakeholders, we aim to—

  • improve nutrition-related behaviors through enhanced social behavior change at individual, household, and population levels
  • improve the quality of nutrition services within the health system.

At the national level, the project advocates for improved policies and resource allocation for nutrition services and works to strengthen local implementing partners. In communities, we improve nutrition services by strengthening health care worker capacity, and we improve nutrition behaviors by mobilizing communities around nutrition, facilitating interpersonal communication, and spreading knowledge through mass media.

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Browse a selection of 7 activities in this country.

women sitting at desks in a classroom with their children

Working to Prepare Frontline Health Workers to Deliver Quality Nutrition Services

USAID Advancing Nutrition invests in pre-service training curricula, a critical, sustainable, and scalable approach to improving the nutrition-related competencies of health workers.

Grandmother and Grandfather in traditional Kyrgyz clothing with their four grandchildren of various ages, in a group photo.

Integrating Responsive Care and Early Learning Practices into Infant and Young Child Feeding Activities in the Kyrgyz Republic and Ghana

USAID Advancing Nutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic is piloting its Responsive Care and Early Learning Addendum through facility and community platforms to better understand its feasibility.

Children in Batken oblast riding a bicycle

USAID Advancing Nutrition Helps Conduct the National Integrated Micronutrient and Anthropometric Survey in the Kyrgyz Republic

The 2021 National Integrated Micronutrient and Anthropometric Survey (NIMAS) in the Kyrgyz Republic reveals food insecurities and micronutrient deficiencies among children under five and women of…

USAID Advancing Nutrition helped organize a running competition for the residents in Batken on May 1, 2023. The event promoted a healthy lifestyle and healthy nutrition among the population, and the…
Concerts and nutrition-related activities in the Jalal-Abad and Batken Regions celebrate International Women’s Day and promote the importance of maternal nutrition.
USAID Advancing Nutrition presented at a forum for caregivers in the Kyrgyz Republic to share Kyrgyz language resources and information about infant and young child feeding, early learning, and…
Quality pre-service training forms the foundation of all nutrition services, equipping health professionals with the competencies required to deliver quality services from day one on the job.