The World Health Organization notes the first positive results in health indicators of population of Kyrgyzstan, WHO Regional Bureau Director for Europe Zsuzsanna Jakab told a press conference on February 11 in Bishkek. A slight increase in life expectancy occurred. Stabilization and reduction of maternal mortality is observed. A slight reduction is also observed in incidence of cardiovascular diseases and stroke mortality rate, Ms. Jakab said. There is a long way yet ahead despite positive trends. Incidence and rate of mortality of cardiovascular diseases remain still high, especially of strokes. Hence, all risk factors should be prioritized, including hypertension, diabetes, overweight, she explained. Kyrgyzstan should continue its national health care program Den Sooluk. The country needs to invest into prevention of diseases, Zsuzsanna Jakab said. A particular attention should be paid to such indicators as infant and maternal mortality rates. It is necessary to work on achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Other important measures include informing population about harm of tobacco and alcohol, as main reasons of strokes. Enforcement of the law should be strengthened, as despite adoption of a good law, many still smoke in public places, the WHO Regional Director concluded.