IVI and Kyrgyzstan
IVI Member State
On February 18, 1997, The Permanent Representative of Kyrgyzstan to the United Nations, H.E. Zamira B. Eshmambetova, signed the IVI Establishment Agreement.
Supporting Independent Immunization and Vaccine Advisory Committees Initiative (SIVAC)
From 2009 to 2013, IVI provided technical assistance to the government of Kyrgyzstan with the establishment of its National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG). IVI and the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health began planning the Kyrgyz NITAG in 2009. In 2011, the SIVAC Initiative co-organized several workshops in Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Bhutan in collaboration with WHO regional offices and the U.S. CDC.
Kyrgyzstan launched its NITAG in 2012, while IVI continued providing support and technical assistance to the NITAG and their scientific secretariats through 2013.