Strengthening the response to noncommunicable diseases in Turkmenistan




This report documents the findings of an assessment of NCD prevention and control efforts in Turkmenistan carried out in the months preceding the WHO European Ministerial Conference on the Prevention and Control of NCDs in the Context of Health 2020, hosted by the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan in Ashgabat on 3-4 December 2013.

The timing of the results of the assessment offers the possibility of sharing the Turkmen experiences and challenges in NCD prevention and control on the occasion of the Conference. Prepared against the backdrop of recent global and regional developments, the report describes Turkmenistan’s geopolitical, socioeconomic and health governance structures, as well as its distinctive demographic and epidemiological trends in relation to noncommunicable diseases.