UN, Development partners discuss joint support for strengthening national capacities to respond to COVID-19

  • UN and development partners have met to discuss support needed to strengthen the national capacities to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in Turkmenistan. The event is another regular meeting of the diplomatic community accredited to Turkmenistan to coordinate development cooperation in times of COVID-19.

The UN Country Team informed the participants of the milestones achieved in four streams of UN support to Turkmenistan, namely:  strengthening the public health system preparedness and response through implementation of the CPRP; supporting in mitigation of socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 through implementation of the national plan to respond to the pandemic of acute infectious disease; enhancing risk communications and community engagement to prevent COVID-19 spread; and protection of most vulnerable populations.

The leading role of the UN in Turkmenistan was stressed in   supporting the Government to develop the “National plan for preparedness and response to acute infectious diseases” and an “Immediate socio-economic response plan to acute infectious disease pandemic”.

The development partners, including Embassy of China, OSCE, USAID and ADB, also shared information on their programs of support to the country in delivery of test systems, equipment, materials and medicines. The participants agreed to continue regular dialogue and cooperation in supporting the Government to further realize the two Plans in the country.

UN Country Team had held online dialogues with national and development partners to review the progress of National plan for preparedness and response to acute infectious diseases on September 4, 2020 and an Immediate socio-economic response plan to acute infectious disease pandemic on August 26, 2020.

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UN entities involved in this initiative
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
World Health Organization