Ministry of Foreign Ministers of Turkmenistan hosted a meeting on Monday with the representatives of the United Nations and its structural agencies operating in Turkmenistan.
The meeting gathered the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, the head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, the heads of UNICEF and WHO missions.
The meeting participants discussed the prospects for cooperation in the implementation of joint plans and programs.
The parties noted that necessary and timely measures were taken in Turkmenistan to prevent the entry of dangerous infectious diseases into the country. The actions in this direction are carried out in accordance with the national legislation and the recommendations of the World Health Organization.
The WHO Representative and Head of Country Office Paulina Karwowska said Turkmenistan demonstrated commitment to the principles of the WHO Global System for Surveillance and Response and expressed confidence in continuing cooperation in the field of public health.
Turkmenistan pays great attention to the reduction of infectious diseases and the implementation of the universal immunization program. In recent years, several new vaccines have been introduced into the national vaccination calendar.
In order to prevent the entry of coronavirus infection to Turkmenistan, control centers of the Emergency Commission to Combat the Spread of Diseases were established.