UNFPA supports the National Strategy on Child and Adolescent Health development

19 August 2013

A draft National Strategy on Child and Adolescent Health has been prepared by the National Working Group, in line with the Government political commitment to improve the health of children and adolescents.

One of the main goals of the UNFPA Global Strategy is ensuring the access of adolescents to reproductive health services. Therefore, UNFPA, together with UNICEF and WHO, provided technical support to the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan in the development of the National Strategy on Child and Adolescent Health.  The draft document concerning the adolescent reproductive health was the result of the three-day Working group meeting, with support of UNFPA international consultants Ms. Karina Vartanova and Mr. Pavel Krotin.

The Strategy was outlined based on a situation analysis developed by the National Working Group and includes the chapters on epidemiology, policy, quality of services, human resources, finances, medication and equipment supply and information system.

The National Working Group Meeting allowed the national specialists together with the international consultants to review and analyze the situation in the country on access of the adolescents to reproductive health services. International good practices in the area of adolescent RH, as well as the global emergence of the youth-friendly medical and social services were presented.  The meeting participants also discussed the interagency cooperation in providing youth-friendly medical and social services and the rationale and importance of having the youth-friendly clinics within the reproductive healthcare system.

In 2011 and 2013, the Government of Turkmenistan, first in the region, successfully carried out the Health Behavior among School-aged Children (HBSC) survey in different parts of Turkmenistan. The results of the survey, developed with use of the WHO adopted methodology, will serve as an evidence-based baseline for the National Strategy on Children and Adolescent Health. 


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For additional information, please contact

 Kemal Goshliyev, Reproductive Health NPO

 Ene Tuyliyeva, Advocacy Communication Associate

 Tel: 425250; web: