UNICEF, Embassy of Israel in Turkmenistan strengthen capacity in newborn and intensive care


ASHGABAT (TCA) — A group of Turkmenistan medical professionals underwent a comprehensive ten-day course on essential newborn care and neonatal resuscitation in line with the newly adopted neonatal protocols. Supported by UINCEF and the Embassy of the State of Israel in Turkmenistan, the course contributed to building the knowledge and skills of healthcare practitioners in providing appropriate care first six days of a baby’s life to prevent, detect and treat problems, UNICEF Turkmenistan said on August 16.

At the opening of the course, UNICEF Deputy Representative Alena Sialchonak and Ambassador of the State of Israel in Turkmenistan Itzhak Carmel Kagan voiced their common interest in expanding partnership for the survival and development of young children of Turkmenistan and strengthening healthcare system. Leading Israeli experts in neonatal care shared the latest trends, knowledge and practices in quality newborn care, care of children with low birth weight and those who were born with other difficulties.

Throughout the course of training, neonatologists, intensive care professionals and mid-level personnel from the Scientific and Clinical Centre of Mother and Child Healthcare, Perinatal Centre “Ene Mahri”, Educational Clinical Centre of the Mother and Child Healthcare under the Turkmen State Medical University and Central Hospital with its Centre of Physiology were able to link theories with practice through critical skills assessment and clinical competency. They were also able to effectively practice newly gained skills by using modern simulation equipment.

Sergey Kwan