The NGO's Internet site was improved through its new design and placement of Hot Line
3. Diabetic Association of the Republic of Kazakhstan (DARK)
In May 4 7, N. N. Tukalevskaya, a President of the Association, and I. N. Pivnenko, an
Interpreter, participated in the 5
Congress of Diabetic International Federation of Pacific region
that was held in Beijing, China. Due the participation in the event, the NGO's associates were
able to get an expertise of their foreign colleagues in diabetic issues and inform them of
organization's impacts in Kazakhstan.
On the 6
of May, T. I. Molodykh, an Executive Director of DARK, visited Israel Center
MASHAV , and as a result, both parties sign an agreement to conduct courses on improvement
in qualifications of medical nurses. It is planned to form two groups of medical nurses (total 60
people) to be trained according to specially designed program.
A. Olkhovskaya, a Vice President, was invited by Danish pharmaceutical company
Novo Nordisk to participate in the National Scientific/Practical Conference Current
Problems in Diabetics (Astana, May 7), dedicated to the Health Year.
Kazakhstan International Exhibition Public Health 2002 was held in Kazakh Center of
Business Cooperation Atakent in May 14 17. DARK design its stand to inform the public
about diabetes. During the exhibition, testing of 150 persons to detect their sugary level resulted
in the fact that six attendants were recommended to consult with specialist in endocrinology. Due
to DARK's official support of the exhibition, Atakent awarded the Association with an
President of DARK was invited by French pharmaceutical company Survey to participate in the
Republic's Scientific/Practical Conference Diabetes and Heart (Almaty, May 23) that covered
clinic issues in treatment of heart vascular diseases.
On June 3 5, Tukhalevskaya and Molodykh participated in the 2
Conference Experience, Problems and Prospects in Public Health Reforms in Kazakhstan ,
conducted in Almaty by Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Scientific Center on
Medical and Economical Problems in Public Health, and Public Health Academy.
President of DARK participated in the Regional Conference Civil Society Development in
Central Asia: international and local prospects (Almaty, June 13 14), organized by INTRAC
and Institute of Strategic Cooperation.
In June 21 22, President of DARK and B. M. Zhumanova, a Medical Physician of DARK,
visited Kokand and conducted seminar Organization of Training Programs to Prevent and Treat
Diabetes . To the point, 41 persons were trained in diabetic program under Consultative and
Informational Office of DARK, 215 diabetic patients were consulted in endocrinology. 76 people
visited DARK to get proper information on diabetes.
In the framework of Insulin for Children project, supported by International Rotary Almaty
Club, 100 packages of test stripes to detect sugary level was purchased for diabetes diseased
Internal Capacity Building
On the 22
of May, the meeting of Counterpart Kazakhstan's staff members Jamila Asanova
and Nurlan Sakhanov and DARK members was held to discuss DARK's activity and
Counterpart's role in the organizational capacity building. In addition, Counterpart associates
conducted a questionnaire survey to evaluate the NGO's organizational development.
Tukalevskaya and Olkhovskaya had a meeting with L. N. Parfenova, a Head of Diabetic Society
of East Kazakhstan oblast and discussed the Society's challenges and ways in problem solving.
The same issues were covered during a meeting with T. V. Mustafina, a Head of Diabetic Society
of Balkhash (Qaraghandy oblast).
A meeting with the Association members, including Elli Lilly (USA), Novo Nordisk
(Denmark), Aventis (France), Mediland (Kazakhstan), Orbit Medic (Kazakhstan),