Filha has been implementing a community-based tobacco control project in Kyrgyzstan since the year 2011. 

The current project spans from 2014-2016 and activities are carried out in the Chui, Naryn, Issuk-Kul and Talas Oblasts of Kyrgyzstan. Some training will also be condusted nation-wide. The project support primary health care, village health committees, teachers and schools, media and local authorities in their work to reduce tobacco use. The project aims to influence attitudes and knowledge level of the target population and to develop a model for reducing tobacco use for broarder national and international use. Collaboration with order Central Asian countries to implement the Kyrgyz model more widely is ongoing.

The project is implemented in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. The project cooperates with and strives to enhance the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on a grass-root level.

The project is supported by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs development cooperation funding. Finland's ASH acts as an expert organization in the project.

More information:

Patrick Sandström
Senior Tobacco Cessation Specialist
p. +358 40 5150512