Presentation of “Med Safety” mobile app in Kyrgyzstan

As part of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, presentation of the “Med Safety” mobile app as an international tool for ensuring drug safety took place in the Ministry of Health of the KR.

This mobile app was adapted for Kyrgyz and Russian languages by the Department of Medicines and Medical Products under the MoH KR with technical support from WHO and the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency of Great Britain.

The app is already being actively used in many countries, and as practical experience has shown, physicians, patients, medical representatives, and pharmacy workers are highly interested in this service and ready to use it on a daily basis. This format of information exchange is more effective and less time-costly.

Medical services recipients, healthcare workers, and medical specialists need to know the adverse side effects or reactions caused by medicines and report these to the national authority for medicines regulation.

The “Med Safety” mobile app was developed for patients, healthcare workers, and medical specialists for submitting information on the adverse side effects of medicines to the drug safety authority and to monitor drug safety-related information.

In this regard, the mobile app is a convenient alternative to paper forms and is easy to use when sending reports about the adverse side effects of medicines and tracking data on their safety.

The mobile app is very simple to use – anyone can download it on their phone free of charge and send reports. The Kyrgyz and Russian versions of the app are available in AppStore и Google Play Market.

About World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers, and policy-makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of AMR.

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week owes its origins to European Antibiotic Awareness Day, a European Union initiative that started in 2008, and which WHO/Europe joined in 2012, and extended to non-European Union countries. The first World Antibiotic Awareness Week took place in 2015, and in 2020 its name was changed to World Antimicrobial Awareness Week.