Kyrgyz public libraries mobilize hundreds of people to fight TB

Kyrgyz Libraries Consortium, Kyrgyzstan: 'No to TB!' campaign through 190 public libraries

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Case Study
AUTHOR:
EIFL-PLIP
DATE:
February 2013
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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Kyrgyz Libraries Consortium, Kyrgyzstan (KLIC) set up tuberculosis (TB) information corners in 190 libraries and trained over 800 ‘No to TB!’ campaigners – teachers, pupils, parents, social workers, journalists and librarians. The campaigners reached thousands of people, and in less than a year (2011/12), the service demonstrated the power of a public library network in supporting a major national government health campaign.

The service was started with support from the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) in 2011. This two-page case study is based on impact assessment conducted by the library.