Village Health Committees: Long-lasting success
For her research, Isabekova conducted numerous interviews with project partners, from which we quote today:
"The study of the Village Health Committees in Kyrgyzstan demonstrates the sustainability of the community-based organizations beyond the end of the project-related funding. Established as part of the Swiss-financed Community Action for Health (2001-2017) project, the Village Health Committees contributed to the prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases in the country. Despite the end of the project-related funding, about 70-80% of the committees - composed of volunteers, mostly local residents - continued their health promotion activities (Interviewee B, para. 125–138, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 2018)."
For more information see the publication:
Isabekova, Gulnaz, 2020: Mutual learning on the local level: The Swiss Red Cross and the Village Health Committees in the Kyrgyz Republic, in: Global Social Policy, online first, 28.08.2020
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