Mongolia

In Mongolia, a nation of 3 million people, there is a need to address the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases and injuries. Through a project known as Implementation Support for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries, URC provided support to expand coverage of services for injuries and noncommunicable diseases; such as heart attacks, cervical cancer, and strokes; to reach 95% of the country’s population. The project, which operated from 2009–2013, contributed significantly to efforts to prevent noncommunicable diseases, developing a program trial for the human papilloma virus. Some of the project’s key achievements included: achieving 65% coverage of HPV vaccine administered to Mongolian girls, ages 10-14; integrating early screening of noncommunicable diseases into other high-priority health care services; and developing strategies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of stroke and heart attack.