National intersectoral meeting to discuss a draft of state program on reproductive, women, child and adolescent health in Uzbekistan

A national intersectoral meeting to present and discuss the draft of state program on reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health in Uzbekistan for 2014-2018 was conducted in Tashkent on 28 March 2014. Dr Tulchiev, The Deputy Minister of Health chaired the entire meeting and facilitated the dialogue between representatives of different sectors and international partners.

Representatives of ministries and agencies, such as health, labour and social protection, public and higher education, culture and sport, national TV and media company, Women’s committee, Youth movement, food producers, research and science discussed the action plan and joint activities under the state program. 

WHO presented the global overview of policies on women, child and adolescent health with focus on Health 2020 strategy.

The event was covered by national TV Company. Vivian Barnekow, WHO regional office Program manager on child and adolescent health was interviewed by national cinema company for a documentary film. 

A final state program along with a strategic concept for improving reproductive, women, child and adolescent health in Uzbekistan for 2014-2020 will be submitted to the government for approval by June 2014.