Developments of children’s palliative care in Kyrgyzstan

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The Public Charity Foundation ‘First Children’s Hospice’ is the first of its kind children’s hospice in the country of Kyrgyzstan. The hospice has made huge strides in 2016 in ensuring that the children of Kyrgyzstan have access to the necessary children’s palliative care.

The month of September was an eventful month that was filled with milestones for the Public Charity Foundation ‘First Children’s Hospice’. Not only did they open their first centre based on the model of Jalal Abad children’s psycho-neurological social house but they also signed their very first Memorandum of Cooperation. The children’s hospice signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between their organisation and the Ministry of Social Development and Labour of Kyrgyz Republic. According to the memorandum, three children’s palliative care centres with specialized boarding houses will be developed in Kyrgyzstan. In future, these centres will represent regional children’s palliative care centres with home care services.

In October the hospice moved to a newly renovated building funded by the budget of the president of Kyrgyzstan. The building was donated by the mayor of Bishkek for rent free use by the hospice, and he also committed to cover the salaries of the hospice staff from the city budget. When asked about to share her thoughts, Dinara Aliaeva, President of PCF ‘First Children’s Hospice’ said “We are so very excited to share these wonderful news!”

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