Does medical system in Central Asia differ from the Western one?
The health care system of post-Soviet countries significantly differs from those of Western countries. I can say that there are many good specialists here some of whom familiar with western medical system. In general, it is difficult for a traveller to find the right primary care medical centre for diagnosis and treatment purposes. The main challenge for Central Asia and the Caucasus is promotion of modern concept of public health and implementation of public health surveillance and information management systems. For instance, there is no major contribution from non-governmental organizations in the exchange of information on emerging public health problems in the entire region. Therefore, the only sources of information for tourists are external ones such as the Website of Department of State. Tourists are usually concerned about reliability of available public health information. They are not sure if there is a well-functioning public health system in the region. The solution is vis