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Dear Friend,

You are visiting a website with health information in the Turkmen language. Saglyk.org is a non-profit initiative developed with the mission to improve health literacy and the public’s engagement around public health issues including environmental health in Turkmenistan. The initiative works to bring together concerned Turkmen speaking audiences regardless of their geographic location.

The website strives to provide essential high-quality public health information and the tools for managing health to people in Turkmenistan in an accessible language and format. Our goal is to develop timely and well-researched content that you can use to improve the health of your family and community. The website encourages comments and debate on key public health issues.

The idea and the website have been developed in 2010 by individuals who believe in the importance of a free access to health information and the importance of making informed decisions about one’s health. Our goal is to fulfill website visitors’ needs in the most appropriate ways possible. The content blends articles, expert commentary and public comments to give website visitors different ways to find what they are looking for.

You can access, read, share and comment on over 400 articles (Makalalar) on critical health issues that affect your health and the health of your family members and community and over 300 answers (Sorag & Jogap) to website visitors’ questions by medical professionals. While the topics covered range broadly, we include special series on reproductive health and rights, sanitation, drug addiction and tuberculosis.

How you can participate:

1. Get involved and support this initiative in many interesting ways. Please visit Bize Goşul (Join us) page for ideas, Six things you should know about Saglyk.org and Frequently Asked Questions.

2. Engage by leaving your comments, ideas and questions at the end of every article.

3. Like Saglyk on Facebook, Twitter and V-Kontakte.

4. Refer medical professionals and experts in other relevant fields with native level proficiency in the Turkmen language to contribute. Please learn about guidelines at Hyzmatdaşlygyň düzgünleri we Maslahatlar (Guidelines for Cooperation and Contributions).

5. Read and help promote our two comprehensive community guides translated from English: Maşgala Saglygy and Amaly Gollanma: Daşky Gurşaw we Adam Saglygy. The original books Where There is no Doctor and  a Community Guide to Environmental Health are the publications by the Hesperian Foundation. Maşgala Saglygy provides practical, easily understood information on how to diagnose, treat, and prevent common diseases. Special attention is given to nutrition, infectious diseases and disease prevention, and diagnostic techniques as a primary way to prevent and treat health problems. Ultimately, information in the manual empowers people to learn about the prevention and treatment of common conditions and health threats and make appropriate health decisions. Amaly Gollanma: Daşky Gurşaw we Adam Saglygy contains information, activities, stories, and instructions for simple technologies that help health promoters, environmental activists, and community leaders take charge of their environmental health.

6. Learn about various policies in the healthcare sector in Turkmenistan and what rights and responsibilities you have in a user-friendly format at Siz öz hak-hukuklaryňyzy bilyaňizmi? (Do you know your rights?)

7. Send your questions to a medical professional by accessing Sorag-Jogap Bukjasy (Q&A). Please make sure to read the rules carefully and what to expect.

8. Search, sort out and view previously asked questions by visitors and medical professional’s response at Sorag-Jogap Süzgüji by key words.

9. Participate in Ses Berme (Surveys) on public health related issues.

10. Access Lukmançylyk Sözlükleri (Turkmen-English–Russian Dictionary of Medical Terms) shared and made available by a website user.

11. Find a list of national and international organizations working on public health at Web Salgylar (Resources).

Finally, please help us spread this comprehensive resource by sharing the link www.saglyk.org with your friends in and outside of Turkmenistan. We are committed to continually improving our website. We regularly update and review the site for accuracy. Tell us what you think by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

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