New areas of cooperation between Turkmenistan and WHO have been identified

As part of the systematic development of cooperation between
Turkmenistan and the World Health Organization (WHO), the
Government of Turkmenistan, together with the WHO Country Office
in Turkmenistan, prepared a List of activities for 2022, carried out on
a regular basis, in certain areas of cooperation with the World Health
This document provides for a set of measures aimed at
preventing infectious diseases. These include implementation of the
Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan and the Guidelines for
Epidemiological Surveillance for Acute Respiratory Infections,
training of specialists, development of clinical treatment protocols,
trainings and seminars.
Special attention is given to COVID-19 pandemic control
measures, in particular infection prevention and infection control,
public awareness on risks, as well as development and implementation
of the National Plan on Vaccinations against COVID-19. Also
included are activities related to implementation of the national
strategy on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), tobacco control,
maternal and child health, development of a roadmap for the reform of
primary health care, etc.
In addition, the List includes steps to develop health diplomacy,
establish cooperation with the Central Asian Republics Information
Network (CARINFONET), as well as work on the transition and
implementation of the International Statistical Classification of
Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) developed by WHO,
training staff on ICD-11 classification, COVID-19 certification coding
and public health surveillance. In this regard, the document
additionally includes a number of aspects on further digitalization of
the national health care system of Turkmenistan.
Similar work is carried out by the Government of Turkmenistan
with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.