Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan

by Public Organization 'Sadoqat'
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Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Tajikistan
school students - beneficiaries of the project
school students - beneficiaries of the project

Dear friends,

Dear donors,

 

Thanks to your ongoing support, we have been able to constantly support rural needy school students to enable them to obtain their fundamental rights to education.

We are pleased to inform you about another act of kindness by our true friend and recurrent donor Mr Mamadjonov. Mr Mamadjonov provided 30 school bags and school supplies to the Secondary students at School No 51 of Ghazantarak Village of Tajikistan.

It is gratifying that this initiative came from Mr Mamadjonov himself, who supported not only our students, but also more than 300 students at different schools in Tajikistan. Upon the request of Mr Mamadshoev, we, in cooperation with the administration of School No 51 developed a list of 30 students of various grades from the most needy families and submitted the list to Mr Mamadjonov. The selected students are from the families of labor migrants, who have not been able to support their families and send remittances as they either lost their jobs or returned from Russia to Tajikistan because of the Russian-Ukranian conflict, and full and semi-orphans, single-parent families and other needy segments.

Thus, our team, jointly with the representatives of the beneficiary school, the Ghazantarak Village Council and civil society handed over the school supplies to the selected school students on August 28, 2022. This was the most ever precious present for these school students on the start of a new academic year, which enabled them to attend the school and exercise their rights to education.

We would like to take this opportunity to once again convey the sincere gratitude of the direct beneficiaries and their family members, the school No 51 administration, the village council and the people of Ghazantarak village to Mr Mamadjonov for this act of generosity. We also thank each of you, dear donors, for your continued support to our initiatives. Thank  you for being with us in such a turbulent time for the entire world community. We believe your contribution to the education of our children will result in quality training and education and thereby promote stronger peace and stability in our communities and beyond.

Sincerely,

Muhiddin Tojiev

beneficiaries with their parents
beneficiaries with their parents
Head of Village Council handing over gift
Head of Village Council handing over gift
School Director presents gift to talented student
School Director presents gift to talented student
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trainers showing the newborn resuscitation methods
trainers showing the newborn resuscitation methods

Dear Donors,

Thanks to your ongoing support and generosity, healthcare providers in rural areas of Tajikistan have recently improved their knowledge to provide quality services to their patients. Through this document, we are pleased to share with you a brief update about the latest activities we have been implementing in the area covered by the project.

Following the successful completion of renovation and handover of four pediatric wards in Devashtich District Central Hospital to the hospital and local authorities, our Organization started the Component II of the project focusing on access to quality healthcare services by rural people in Tajikistan, financed by the Terre des hommes Germany.

The arrangements of training sessions took more time than anticipated, due to the new requirements of the Tajik Ministry of Health and Social Protection, which we had to comply with. In addition to the list of trainers and trainees, we had to submit copies of the presentation/speech, trainer certificate and other information about the trainers to the Ministry. Furthermore, we learnt that the draft order should be signed by five different departments before it goes to the Minister, which took longer time due to bureaucratic administrative processes.

Thereafter, just after finalizing all the procedures, we started the training component, with a detailed training course on "Inguinal hernia in children", and "Defects of the anterior abdominal wall: Gastroschisis, Omphalocele”. The training was conducted by an experienced trainer Dr Toshpulatov from Soughd Province Hospital and covered 20 participants, including 12 from Devashtich District and eight healthcare providers from Istaravshan City central hospitals. The training participants were dynamically committed to improve their knowledge, proactively asked questions and exchanged contact details with the trainer for further exchange of experience and opinion. The training enabled the participants to improve their knowledge on the management of above-mentioned diseases in children.

This week, we started another series of training sessions on four other topics: "Neonatal Resuscitation", "Infantile Cerebral Palcy", "Neuroinfection in children and its consequences", and "Necrotizing Enterokolits in Children". Three trainers, including one Professor of the Tajik Medical University and two neonatologists from the National Medical Research Institute of Obstetrics, Gynekology, and Perinatology of Tajikistan are conducting the training sessions for 15 participants, including 8 from Devashtich and 7 from Istaravshan district central hospitals.   

 

According to the project design, Sadoqat project team prepared a plan to train the healthcare providers from Devashtich District only. However, after consultations with the Tajik Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population and lead experts of the sphere, who advised to invite specialists from other neighboring districts as well, we decided to engage healthcare providers from Istaravshan District as well to provide more impact to healthcare paractitioners.

As a result, these training sessions will improve the knowledge and skills of healthcare providers about the latest healthcare standards adopted in Tajikistan, strengthen cooperation between the physicians from various districts, and most importantly, improve healthcare services quality access to the rural underserved people living in remote areas

We would like to take this opportunity to once again offer our heartfelt gratitude to you, distinguished donors, for your continuous support in improving healthcare and education in rural areas of Tajikistan. On our side, we assure you that we will not spare any efforts to make sutainable improved impact on healthcare through similar projects in Tajik rural areas. Your invaluable support is highly appreciated and God bless you.

Participants in Lecture on Newborn Resuscitation
Participants in Lecture on Newborn Resuscitation
Training participant asking question
Training participant asking question
participants attentively listening to trainer
participants attentively listening to trainer
trainees trying their knowledge in practice
trainees trying their knowledge in practice
Chief Neonatologist monitoring Devashtich Hospital
Chief Neonatologist monitoring Devashtich Hospital
enthusiastic participants of traning in Devashtich
enthusiastic participants of traning in Devashtich
Professor of Tajik Medical University in Training
Professor of Tajik Medical University in Training
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Surgery Unit staff in renovated pediatric ward
Surgery Unit staff in renovated pediatric ward

Dear friends,

We are pleased to inform you about the completion of the renovation of four pediatric wards in the Surgery Unit of Devashtich District Central Hospital in Tajikistan.

The wards’ renovation was made possible thanks to the generous support of Terre des hommes Germany as a part of our Project on access to quality healthcare for the rural people in Tajikistan. The project has two components: a hard one and a soft one. Under the hard component, we completely renovated four pediatric wards by replacing the deteriorated wooden floor with tiles, replacing the electricity system, installing washing basin, ensuring water supply in each ward and painting the walls and the ceiling. Despite the high fluctuation of construction material prices due to the recent developments between Russia and Ukraine, which have affected the entire world, we managed to save funds and renovate the corridor space leading to the renovated wards. Thanks to our excellent cooperation with the beneficiary hospital, the hospital administration provided brand-new comfortable medical beds and individual cupboards for patients in the newly renovated wards. Now, nearly 35,000 children patients from Devashtich district have access to clean and convenient wards with hot and cold water available in the wards, which is one of the basic requirements for quality healthcare. The improved water supply system enables the patients and healthcare providers to meet the water, sanitation, and hygiene requirements and avoid various infections and nosocomial diseases.

Some pictures of the renovated wards are attached to this report for reference.

We highly appreciate your generosity and kindness towards the vulnerable people in rural communities of Tajikistan.

Dear donors,

Let us refresh your knowledge once again that thanks to your generosity we were able to fully renovate the operating block consisting of two operating theaters and 4 auxiliary facilities, the entire intensive care unit and now four pediatric wards in the Surgery Unit of Devashtich District Central Hospital and we are committed to further continuing this activity to support the local underserved communities in Tajikistan.

Please consider spreading the word about our initiatives among your friends, colleagues, family members and communities to enable us to do more for the underprivileged people in remote areas of Tajikistan.

A BIG THANK YOU for your continued generosity!

Renovated corridor in addition to four wards
Renovated corridor in addition to four wards
new medical beds provided by the hospital
new medical beds provided by the hospital
physicians trying new washbasins in wards
physicians trying new washbasins in wards
Hospital administration in renovated ward
Hospital administration in renovated ward

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donors witnessing the renovated operating theater
donors witnessing the renovated operating theater

Dear friends,

It gives us immense joy to share updates with you regarding the outcomes of the project on “Access to Quality Healthcare” for the rural population in the Devashtich district that we were able to implement because of the generous financial support of the German Embassy in Dushanbe.

The German Embassy in Dushanbe magnanimously supported us with the grant of EURO 10,000 as a part of their Small Grants Scheme to renovate the two operating theatres and the operating block's auxiliary facilities in the Surgery Unit and the Intensive Care Unit of Devashtich District Hospital in the north of Tajikistan. The project's objective was to improve the access to quality healthcare services for 173,000 residents of Devashtich District which is a mountainous remote area of the country. 

The Devashtich District Central Hospital was constructed in the 1970s and has not undergone any major renovation since then. The tiny budget allocated for the healthcare system primarily covers the salary of healthcare providers, leaving little to no money for the maintenance of the physical infrastructure of the healthcare facilities, particularly in the rural areas. Prior to the project’s intervention, one of the operating theaters was banned by the National Surveillance Authorities' inspection team as it reportedly did not meet the required standards of operation. The physicians had to manage with the only operative extra-ordinary operating theater, which made their job very difficult. During the preliminary assessment visit by the German Embassy team, the hospital leadership requested support towards the renovation of the operating theaters, which was duly noted and the Embassy team kindly provided their 'no objection'. 

The project was implemented between the period of early June 2021 to late September 2021. It has surpassed the initial objectives with the entire operating block as well as the entire intensive care unit being renovated, over and above the two main wards in the latter. In addition to the 10,000 EURO of grants from the German Embassy in Dushanbe, the project also benefited from donations of USD 1000 mobilized through GlobalGiving and USD 1000 worth of contributions made by the beneficiary hospital staff in appreciation of the generosity shown by our dear donors. The mobilized resources were spent to cover the cost of construction materials and the remuneration of laborers only.  Other expenditures such as cost of accounting, project administration, internet, translation, and other services were contributed by the NGO Sadoqat.  Thus, according to our agreement, 65% of funding was spent for the procurement of construction materials while 35% was paid towards labor for the project. 

To officially hand over the renovated facilities and to mark the project's completion, Dr. Andreas Prothmann, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Tajikistan, Ms. Sabine Olthof, GIZ (German International Cooperation Agency) Tajikistan Director, accompanied by the staff from these two institutions, visited the hospital on 31 October 2021 as a part of their official regional visit to Soughd Province of Tajikistan. The project handover ceremony was attended by the representatives from donor institutions, Mr. Ashouralizoda - Governor of Devashtich District, representatives from the NGO Sadoqat, the beneficiary hospital leadership and staff as well as other stakeholders. Please enjoy some pictures from the handover ceremony attached with this report. The donor representatives were pleased with the outcome of the project and the quality of renovation activities completed.

For reporting purposes, we are attaching to this report the invoices related to the funding received from the German Embassy in Dushanbe only. The project outcomes were also proactively covered by several top national media outlets and the links to those news articles can be found attached to this report. We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to the excellent team of the German Embassy in Dushanbe for their generosity, kindness, and continuous support during the entire period of the project implementation. We would also like to convey our sincere gratitude to each and every one of you for your support in many ways, be it direct donations or spreading the word about our causes among your friends and contacts. We would not have been able to accomplish these achievements without your generosity.

This season, we intend to focus on the improvement of access to healthcare for nearly 3000 residents of the remote Neknot Village and about 10, 000 people from other villages in the vicinity by implementing a project on renovation of the Neknot Health Centre. We do count on your support and would be grateful if you could spread the word about our initiative among your friends and contacts.

Last but not least, we would like to offer our sincere gratitude to the German Embassy in Dushanbe and each and every one of you for your generosity, loyalty, and choosing our causes among millions of brilliant projects published in the GlobalGiving. We will do our best, not only to meet but also to exceed your expectations from every hard-earned cent that you gift to our projects.

Donors visit the renovated intensive care
Donors visit the renovated intensive care
Renovated Intensive Care Unit Ward
Renovated Intensive Care Unit Ward
Governor awards Letter of Gratitude to Ambassador
Governor awards Letter of Gratitude to Ambassador
the hospital staff in renovated operating theater
the hospital staff in renovated operating theater
hospital leadership and Sadoqat representatives
hospital leadership and Sadoqat representatives

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Visit of German Ambassador to Devashtich Hospital
Visit of German Ambassador to Devashtich Hospital

NGO Sadoqat supports Devashtich Hospital with renovation

 

Devashtich, Tajikistan, October 30, 2021 – Today NGO Sadoqat, jointly with the Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Andreas Prothmann, and the Governor of Devashtich District Mr. Ashurali Jalilzoda commissioned the newly refurbished operating block in the surgery unit and the intensive care unit of Devashtich District Central Hospital within the Project “Access to Quality Healthcare by Rural Population in Devashtich District”. The project was implemented with generous financial support from the German Embassy in Dushanbe amounting to 136,800 Tajik Somoni, crowdfunded donations amounting to 11,000 Tajik Somoni (nearly US$ 1000) mobilized through GlobalGiving platform, and the contribution of the beneficiary hospital staff comprising about TJS 10,000 during June-September 2021.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to implement this project in support of the efforts undertaken by the Government of Tajikistan to achieve SDGs in healthcare (Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being) in the country”, - Nigora Negmatullaeva, Executive Director of NGO Sadoqat said. - “We would like to take this opportunity to convey our heartfelt gratitude for the generous support to the German Embassy in Dushanbe as well as other donors from across the globe, who made their kind contributions through the GlobalGiving platform. Our appreciation also goes to Devashtich District Executive Authorities and the Administration of Devashtich District Central Hospital for their support and cooperation in implementation of the project”.

The project activities included refurbishment of the two operating theaters and the auxiliary facilities in the operating block of the Surgery Unit and two wards, sanitation facilities as well as administrative offices in the intensive care unit of the hospital. The effective and transparent use of funds allocated for the project enabled the team to refurbish the sanitation and administrative facilities, which were not a part of the initial plan.

"Every year, the German Embassy finances small projects throughout the country. The main focus is on improving the quality of life of the population in remote regions of Tajikistan by improving the health conditions in hospitals and schools. This is not the first Embassy project in this area, since Education and Health are the two main pillars that ensure the country's sustainable development" – said Dr Andreas Prothmann, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Tajikistan.

“We are extremely pleased with our continued cooperation with the NGO Sadoqat. This is the second phase of the project on support of our hospital, which they started in 2019” - added Ms Saidova, Head Physician of Devashtich District Central Hospital – “Thanks to this project, now our people have better access to quality healthcare services. I would like to extend the heartfelt gratitude of the entire staff of our hospital to the distinguished donors, particularly the German Embassy in Dushanbe and those, who contributed via international donation platforms and last but not least to the NGO Sadoqat dedicated team for their tireless efforts to improve our conditions”.

Renovated Operating Theater De Tour
Renovated Operating Theater De Tour
Renovated Intensive Care Unit Ward
Renovated Intensive Care Unit Ward
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Public Organization 'Sadoqat'

Location: Istaravshan, Soughd - Tajikistan
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Nigora Negmatullaeva
Istaravshan, Soughd Province Tajikistan
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