Call for Inputs ahead of country visit to Kyrgyztan, 22 to 31 May 2018

Asia-Pacific, Events, News, May 2 2018

KYRGYZSTAN: The Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Dainius Puras, will pay an official visit to Kyrgyzstan from 22 to 31 May 2018. During his visit, he plans to hold meetings with different interlocutors and visit different sites and facilities in Bishkek and the Chui, Osh and Jalal-Abad regions.
During the visit, the Special Rapporteur will consider issues related to the enjoyment of the right to health, including availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of health services, goods and facilities, as well as the underlying and social determinants of health in the country, including non-discrimination, poverty and social exclusion. The Special Rapporteur will be interested in addressing specific themes during his visit.
Issues in focus for the visit will include: health system and universal health coverage with special attention on access by migrants, refugees, IDPs, minorities, persons with disabilities and LGBTI persons, amongst others – he will also look at the item of human resources in the medical sphere and brain drain; mental health with particular attention to treatment in large institutions versus outpatient’s services; healthcare in detention, as well as the right to health of adolescents, linked to, inter alia, sexual and reproductive health rights. Please click here background note for the visit.
In this context, partners and stakeholders are invited to send information on the current status of the realization of the right to health in Kyrgyzstan (see the background note), including but not limited to the following:
  • Information and data on selected issues of interest for the visit;
  • Suggestions on authorities, institutions and centres to meet/consult with and visit;
  • Key partners and stakeholders to meet in the country, including NGOs and professional associations; and
  • Any other relevant information.
Please note that the information received for the attention of the Special Rapporteur in connection with this visit will be treated as confidential and will not be made public.
They would be very grateful to receive inputs, preferably ahead of the visit, no later than 11 May 2018 but also during or after the mission.
Information may be sent to the Special Rapporteur at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at
Feel free to disseminate this call for inputs to your networks and counterparts
Source: IDA_CRPD_Forum
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