Press Release

Reviewing the progress of the preparedness and response plan of Turkmenistan to acute infectious disease (CPRP)

25 October 2021

  • Today, the United Nations in Turkmenistan jointly with the Government of Turkmenistan convened a meeting to review and discuss the progress in implementation of the Preparedness and Response Plan of Turkmenistan to Acute Infectious Disease (CPRP) in 2021. 

In the course of the meeting the participants discussed the key results achieved under  the CPRP in 2021, including the strengthened capacity of health workers, development of effective preventive measures, vaccination against COVID-19, alignment of treatment protocols with international standards and accelerating information exchange on strengthening measures at entry points.

The participants also reviewed the planned budget and delivery within the framework of CPRP, including the procurement of medical equipment, medicine and vaccine in Turkmenistan. It was also informed by the Government that over 72% of target population was covered by at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination.

Mr. Dmitry Shlapachenko, the UN Resident Coordinator thanked the Government and partners for the support in implementation of the Plan. He mentioned the recent launch of the joint project of the World Bank and UNDP “Responding to COVID-19 in Turkmenistan” that would contribute to the implementation of Plan, including on improving coordination at the country level in countering the global pandemic, risk communication and interaction with the population, early detection of the disease, and testing among others.

The CPRP was approved by the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan on 22 May 2020 and updated in April 2021. It was prepared in response to the call of the UN Secretary General to develop coordinated actions at the country and global levels to counter coronavirus infection within the framework of uniform standards for such plans.

Reviewing the progress of the preparedness and response plan of Turkmenistan to acute infectious disease (CPRP)


Mahri Eyeberdiyeva

Programme Communications and Advocacy Officer

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