The first digital app for mother and child home visiting services will be tested in Turkmenistan

UNICEF and the Ministry of Healthcare and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan are working together to improve the quality of maternal and child health services, which is one of the main priorities of the national health system. Facilitating home delivery services by health workers is one of the areas of this work. This service is crucial in early detection and treatment of maternal and child transmission and saving their lives.

In a March 3 press release, UNICEF noted that by 2022, UNICEF had helped develop new standards for infant home visit services and Turkmenistan's first digital application for home visit workers. This means that health workers' home delivery services in practice now include prevention and counseling tools that directly improve maternal and child health and nutrition outcomes, as well as early detection of child developmental deficits. Thanks to new measurements and applications on tablets, mothers and babies will be better served from the first days of the baby's life.

From February 28 to March 3, 2023, all health workers from three selected medical facilities were trained in the use of the new supplement for home visits. This first group will be tested in the coming months at the primary health care level before rolling out the supplement nationwide. will spend

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper