On May 8, 2023, WHO Country Office in Turkmenistan welcomed Regional tripartite joint technical mission on the implementation of the “One Health” approach in Turkmenistan.
The Regional tripartite mission includes representatives of WHO Europe, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Organization for Animal Health in Central Asia.
The mission aimed at providing advisory and technical support to the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, as well as to stakeholders in strengthening national capacity for the implementation of One Health approach in Turkmenistan.
During the mission, the experts had meetings with the WHO Country Office in Turkmenistan and the representatives of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, where they discussed the process of implementation of One Health approach, as well as the main objectives and the outcomes of the mission including existing mechanisms for One Health cooperation and identify enabling and constraining factors for operationalizing the One Health concept in Turkmenistan, share experiences and good practices for the operationalization of the One Health approach in other countries.
They also had several meetings with the representatives of the Center of Public Health and Nutrition, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan, State Veterinary Service and Central veterinary laboratory and discussed the legislation, mechanisms, and procedures along with other relevant issues for the implementation of One Health approach in the country.
The experts also convened a meeting with the representatives of the UN Agencies, as well as seminar on the implementation of One Health approach at UN Building for the representatives of involved ministries and departments, including Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Center of Public Health and Nutrition, Turkmen State Medical University named after M. Karryev, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Defense of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Justice of Turkmenistan and UN Agencies and partners.
Based on the results of the mission visit, it is planned to develop recommendations on the identification and prioritization of activities and elements of the One Health operationalization, which will be used in the development of the National Health Security Action Plan and other relevant strategies, such as the key strategic results outlined in the Roadmap for health and well-being in Central Asia (2022 -2025). ///UN Turkmenistan, 8 May 2023