I am a Health Education Volunteer at Peace Corps Kyrgyz Republic, working on improving the capacity of the overall health promotion system.
What is health promotion? According to the Ottawa Charter, health promotion is “the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health.”
I work at the Republican Centre for Health Promotion, the public health branch of the Ministry of Health, and the Association of Village Health Committees, a national NGO coordinating village-level civil society work promoting health in Kyrgyz Communities. My work at both organizations focuses on organizational development, change management, strategic planning, project design, and training.
- Site Placement, Or What I WIll Be Working on For the Next Two Years
- Work Begins: How do you say Frustrated in Russian?
- Work Begins: Counterparts
- Community Action for Health: On Networks
- Community Action for Health: On Context and the Soviet Healthcare System
- Community Action for Health: On Actors and Institutions
- Community Action for Health: On Structures and Thinking in Pictures
- Community Action for Health: Points on a Map
- A Cough on a Crowded Marshrutka: Tuberculosis in the Kyrgyz Republic
World Wise Schools
Have questions about what life is like as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kyrgyzstan? Ask me!