October 2015


The first five years of life are a critical time for children. So much so, that the WHO monitors "under-5 mortality." We are happy to announce that we've made it through this critical stage of development!

"It takes a village to bring up a child" goes the saying. Saglyk's early development has been made possible by everyone's kind contributions: interesting articles, comments, questions, sharing and caring, constructive outrage and civil discussions. Each of us took care of Saglyk's well-being. We have brought into the world a wonderful community resource. Together we discussed many issues that are uncomfortable but affect our daily lives and the lives of our communities. Together we can do more than any of us can do on our own. This is worth understanding and celebrating!

Public Forum: Would you pay for your plastic bag?

A Turkmen caricature artist presents her understanding of the issue.

Turkmenistan endorsed Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 initiative by the World Bank. What is "flaring of gas"? How does it impact human health and the environment? What can be done? All answers can be found in The Guide to Environmental Health.
World Mental Health Day - October 10th. There is a lot of content on the website. What is mental health? How should we take care of it? How should we talk about mental health in our culture? Do mentally ill people have rights?

WHO Global status report on road safety 2015 highlights that worldwide, the total number of road traffic deaths has plateaued at 1.25 million per year. Infographic with facts in English here. A detailed overview and data on Turkmenistan here.
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To view previous program updates please visit the website page in English. Saglyk.info is the first and only website with easy-to-understand public health information in Turkmen.


Saglykda gorsheli, ("see you in health" in the Turkmen language)



The Saglyk Program Team