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Strengthening capacity of
anesthesiologists and resuscitation
specialists on maternal health in
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan through
regional expertise and networking


GIZ Regional Programme Health in Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan
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Challenge:
High maternal death due to insufficient or delayed provision
of Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
Approach:
Capacity development measures using regional knowledge
and expertise from Uzbekistan:
Assessment of EmOC services, study tours and regional
events;
Development and introduction of training curriculum for
health professionals;
On-the-job trainings and mentorship;



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Results
Approval and application of clinical
standards and guidelines on EmOC
country-wise;
Changes in continuous medical education
system for anesthesiologists;
Development of regional training expertise
and professional networks across three
countries;
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Political relevance
Innovative, as it draws upon regional
expertise which is relevant, available and
cost-effective
Demonstrates the potential of teamwork to
produce better maternal health outcomes
Lays the groundwork for long-term changes
at multiple levels (training, medical
education and regional network)

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Regional networking
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