National workshop on strengthening health system support for improving child health and nutrition (Uzbekistan)



The integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) strategy to reduce child mortality and morbidity and to promote healthy growth and development was first introduced in Uzbekistan in 2000. However the efficient and long-term implementation of the strategy was impeded by various legislative, supervision and monitoring factors, and in October 2006 a workshop was held in Tashkent on strengthening the health system to improve child health and nutrition, with the aim of identifying these major barriers in the health system and making progress with the scaling up of the IMCI strategy. Participants discussed feasible solutions, and developed resolutions and recommendations for strategies to strengthen the health system’s delivery of good quality child care.