Turkmenistan starts implementation of NMCR


As part of the implementation of the National Maternal and Child Health Strategy and recently approved Ministry of Health Order N166 “Improvement of Perinatal Health Care in Turkmenistan” the WHO methodology in analyzing maternal morbidity Near-miss case review (NMCR) will be implemented in three pilot maternities.

Multidisciplinary teams consisting of obstetricians and gynaecologists, midwifes, neonatologists and intensive-care specialists have obtained skills in using this approach during the workshop in Ashgabat in August 2014 organized by WHO/Europe.

UNFPA and UNICEF Country Office representatives participated in the workshop and confirmed their readiness to support the NMCR implementation in Turkmenistan.