From 12-14 November 2019, a three-day global Summit on reproductive health, gender equality and improving maternal health takes place in Nairobi, Kenya. The governments of Kenya and Denmark along with the United Nations Population Fund are co-convening the summit.
Top government officials, including heads of states, parliamentarians, experts and representatives from non-governmental and civil society organizations participate at the Nairobi Summit. The delegation of Turkmenistan headed by A.Gylyjov, Deputy Minister of Health and Medical Industry also takes part in the work of the Summit.
At the Summit, the delegation of Turkmenistan took the floor and shared its experience by highlighting the progress made since 1994 and making financial and policy commitments towards: achieving universal access to reproductive health and improving maternal health; expanding the comprehensive reproductive health education and information for adolescents; promoting gender equality and taking action to prevent gender-based violence; drawing on quality data to drive economic growth and achieve sustainable development.
Currently, the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, in collaboration with UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO, is developing the following National Strategy for Reproductive Health and Maternal, Newborn, Children and Adolescent Health for 2020�2030 together with the Action Plan for 2020�2025.
The state policy of the country in this area proceeds from the fact that maternal and child health is an integral part of the country's socio-economic development, today's welfare of the population and the future of the state.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Turkmenistan