On the Government of Turkmenistan with support from the Regional and Country Offices of the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) hosted a web conference today on child and adolescent health.
The conference attended by healthcare professionals of Central Asian countries as well as of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Germany, Russian Federation and UK aimed at sharing experiences and discussing the challenges of ensuring adequate health care for children during COVID-19 pandemic in Central Asia.
UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, Afshan Khan, WHO Regional Child and Adolescent Health Programme Manager, Martin Weber and Deputy Minister of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, Chary Agamyradov opened the conference.
During the conference, experts in the field of child and adolescent healthcare discussed global, regional and country experiences in providing adequate health care for children during COVID-19. They, in particular, focused on epidemiology and clinical management of children with COVID-19, continuity of essential services, including for children with chronic diseases, effects of lockdown on children and adolescents and transition back to normal health care services after the pandemic and addressing nutrition aspects in the context of COVID-19 in schools and health facilities.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper