trainers showing the newborn resuscitation methods
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
Training participant asking question
participants attentively listening to trainer
trainees trying their knowledge in practice
Chief Neonatologist monitoring Devashtich Hospital
enthusiastic participants of traning in Devashtich
Professor of Tajik Medical University in Training