WHO/Europe has worked with the Ministry of Health and partners in Uzbekistan for several years to support work and build capacity for different aspects of maternal and newborn health.
The biennial collaborative agreement for 2014–2015 includes work to increase access to interventions for improving the health of women, newborn, child and adolescents.
Another area of work is strengthening the health system's capacity for maternal and child health through the use of WHO-developed guidelines and tools.
At national level, WHO/Europe provides technical advice to strengthen health reforms through implementation of the IMCHS project in Uzbekistan for 2014-2018 in accordance with international standards, in two pilot regions Namangan oblast and Republic of Karakalpakstan.
The project has two main objectives:
- provision of technical assistance to improve the organization and quality of mother and child health care through establishing norms and standards for health care and articulating evidence-based policy options; and
- technical advice on strengthening capacity of health systems to improve maternal and child health, their nutrition, development and well-being using WHO-developed guidelines and tools.
In addition, WHO/Europe supports the expansion of the health system strengthening model in 2 pilot regions of Uzbekistan- Kashkadarya and Navoi, with financial contribution of USAID.