Press Release

UN, Government discuss preparedness needs to address COVID-19 in Turkmenistan

31 March 2020

  • United Nations in Turkmenistan jointly with national partners met to review the draft Country preparedness and response plan (CPRP) on COVID-19.

The main purpose of this plan is to identify needs of the country to be prepared for prevention and control of the infection in the country, and mitigate the social and economic impact of the outbreak in the country.

The participants representing UN Agencies, the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkmenhowayollary, State Migration Service, National Red Crescent Society of Turkmenistan, media and other reviewed the draft CPRP and agreed on the next steps.

In her welcoming speech Ms. Elena Panova, UN Resident Coordinator mentioned:

“The plan defines mechanisms of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the United Nations, as well as other partners on preparedness and response measures to COVID-19. This is a live document and it will be updated regularly if needed.”

The plan defines the emergency response goals, strategies and actions, and also describes the response structure and the distribution of responsibilities that will ensure the coordination and effectiveness of emergency actions. The plan also identifies measures to combat COVID-19 as a result of the country capacity and preparedness assessment.

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United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Department of Safety and Security
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
World Health Organization

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