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Use of digital technologies - main priority of the National Health Information System Development Strategy of Turkmenistan for 2019 - 2025

22 May 2019

Use of digital technologies -  main priority of the National Health Information System Development Strategy of Turkmenistan for 2019 - 2025

 

May 22, 2019

 

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan - The National Health Information System Development Strategy of Turkmenistan for 2019-2025 was presented at a technical meeting of representatives of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan and other ministries and agencies, as well as UN agencies, including the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). This Strategy was developed as part of the Saglyk Programme to produce and effectively use reliable, needed and complete information to achieve a higher and sustainable level of health and well-being for all people at any age. UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO provided comprehensive technical assistance in the development of this cross-sectoral Strategy for the development of a health information system.

 

The strategy defines the goal, long term objections and a roadmap for actions for to provide information on public healthcare for the purposes of implementation of the state policy of Turkmenistan to build a national digital economy.

 

The main objectives of the Strategy are to strengthen the legal framework of the health information system in line with the advancement of the state’s digital economy, develop a harmonious information space to meet the data needs of users, develop the information infrastructure of health system, use digital technologies in health information system and reinforce human resources.

 

The main result of the development of health information system will be increased performance efficiency of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan. The expected outcomes of the implementation of Strategy include strengthening the legal framework of the health information system, providing evidence-based data for decision-making in healthcare issues, ensuring compatibility with information systems of other public sectors, improving the use of digital technologies in the health information system, and enhancing human resources.

 

The main mechanism for implementing the Strategy will be the Action Plan, which foresees a series of joint activities by the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, the State Statistics Committee, the Ministry of Adalat and some other ministries and agencies. Strategic coordination, monitoring, analysis of emerging issues and developing solutions will be assigned to an Interagency Working Group.

 

The strategy will be implemented in close collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund, United Nations Children's Fund and World Health Organization and other UN agencies.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Dovran Yamatov, Population Dynamics and Gender Equality NPO

yamatov@unfpa.org

 

Tel: +99312 488325