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UNFPA delivered government-funded contraceptives for most at-risk women

1 September 2020

UNFPA is working with the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan to sustain continued access to reproductive health services and supplies. Last week UNFPA procured and transferred government-funded 3,500 boxes of male condoms and 12,000 intrauterine devices to the Ministry within the framework of the Co-financing Agreement between UNFPA and the Ministry of Health. 

Contraceptives to be distributed free of charge to the most at-risk women through the 95 reproductive health rooms located at each house of health and etrap hospitals countrywide. The at-risk group includes women with chronic conditions, such as anemia, oncology, infectious diseases, diabetes, and heart disease. Women who have more than eight children, from low-income families and 15-19 aged adolescent girls are also part of the vulnerable group who are eligible to receive modern contraceptives free of charge.  Earlier, UNFPA-funded 8,000 vials of Sayana Press injectable contraception were also disseminated through the reproductive health rooms countrywide. 

"It is important that even in times of global pandemic women have the right and opportunities to plan a healthy family, have a safe pregnancy and childbirth," said Dr. Kemal Goshliyev, UNFPA Turkmenistan Reproductive Health National Programme Officer. "UNFPA stands ready to further support the Ministry in meeting the family planning needs of women at risk through supplying the best products on time."

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For more information, please contact:

Kemal Goshliyev, Reproductive Health

National Programme Officer

goshliyev@unfpa.org

+99312 488325

 

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