UNDP works to sustain critical TB, HIV services after warehouse fire

Posted June 23, 2022
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BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, 22 June 2022 – United Nations Development Programme informs that a fire affected its Bishkek warehouse and caused the destruction of pharmaceuticals and health products stored there. The national fire services were able contain the fire and no injuries were reported. Goods in store were insured.

“We are fortunate that nobody was injured in the fire. UNDP trusts that relevant authorities are working now to establish why the fire happened. While estimating the damages, the UNDP team is already working to minimize any disruption to the critical prevention and treatment services under the national HIV and TB programmes, which are funded by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other partners. Our team is in contact with UNDP global suppliers to secure the timely delivery of replacement goods to ensure adequate care for those in need,” – said Louise Chamberlain, UNDP Resident Representative.

Background

UNDP has been supporting the Kyrgyz Republic with implementing the country’s grants from the Global Fund since 2011. This assistance forms a cornerstone of the country’s HIV and TB control programs by providing timely and quality prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care services benefitting more than 30,000 people annually. During the COVID pandemic, UNDP played an important role to implement additional Global Fund support to increase the strength of the healthcare system and resilience of healthcare services.

For more information, contact Ainagul Abdrakhmanova, Communications Officer, UNDP at 770 755 776 or Ainagul.abdrakhmanova@undp.org