On January 30, 2020 in the conference hall of the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Care (MCHIC) project of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoHSPP) of the Republic of Tajikistan a meeting was held to discuss the working plan of the project.
The following people were present at the meeting; Mahmudzoda I.S., Project Administration Group (PAG) Project Manager, heads of key departments of the MoHSPP of the Republic of Tajikistan such as; Nabiev Z.N., Head of the Department of Organization of Medical Services for Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning, Rajabzoda S.R. – Head of Medical and Pharmacy Education, Staff Policy and Science, Vohidov S., Head of the Department of Sanitary and Epidemiological Security and Emergency Assistance, Mukhtorova P.Sh., Director of the National Center for Healthy Lifestyle, F.A. Khudoidodova, Deputy Director of the National Center for Family and Clinical Medicine, representatives of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), PAG and other responsible officials of MoHSPP.
The meeting was opened by the MCHIC PAG manager, noting that high-quality work on the project is of particular interest to the MoHSPP of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Representatives of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in their turn stated that they will work in close cooperation with the MoHSPP of the Republic of Tajikistan to implement these ambitious plans.
It should be noted that on October 25, 2019 Agreement between the MoHSPP of the Republic of Tajikistan and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has been signed on the implementation of the Output 1: Improving the quality of MCH services in the pilot districts, and Output 3: Awareness raising on maternal and child health through various communication activities.
In his turn, Rajabzoda SR, head of the department of medical and pharmaceutical education, personnel and science policy, proposed a procedure for continuous professional development / training of family medicine specialists based on the “Concept of Continuing Education in the Republic of Tajikistan” which was piloted in Tursunzade. He further stated that this idea could be launched in the pilot districts of the Project, including Rasht, Fayzobod and Sh. Shohin. At the same time, all data must be considered to compile a register of medical personnel in the pilot areas, and it is necessary to enter the data completely and accurately. Rajabzoda S.R. stressed that the MoHSPP is ready to strengthen human resources in the pilot districts.
In his turn, Nabiev Z.N. noted that improving the quality of services for mothers and children in the pilot districts was one of the main tasks of this project and the Department for the Organization of Maternal and Child Health Services and Family Planning of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population. He also added that particular attention should be paid to the quality of training programs for medical personnel in the project areas.
During the meeting, participants expressed their views on the progress of the MCHIC project and assuared to take all the necessary measures for its successfull implementation.