Improving the Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) Services in four Districts within Tajikistan


Reduction of maternal and child mortality and transforming the quality of Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (MNCH) services in the region.

Project description



Start date



5 years from effectiveness





The project will improve availability and accessibility to quality primary health care and Maternal, newborn and child health services. This project also contributes to achieving the goals of the National Development Strategy (2016-2030) and National Comprehensive Health Strategy (2010-2020) in Tajikistan, gradually reducing maternal and child mortality rates and the burden of infectious diseases.

The project objectives include: • Enhancing availability/accessibility of MNCH services • Institutional and Human Resources Capacity Building in the targeted health facilities • Improving Public Awareness of Health-seeking Behavior • Establishing a functional Referral System

The project will benefit 62,238 women (including 10,118 pregnant women, 9,903 newborns and 45,264 children under 5 years) through antenatal care delivery, post-natal and child health care services. Whilst also enhancing the number of healthcare staff to over 2,300. Ultimately enabling high quality MNCH care access for entire population of the Danghara province (1.4 million).

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Tajikistan: Improving Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) Services in Four Districts of Khatlon Region
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Pregnant women antenatal care (ANC - 4 visits) coverage increased from50% to 70%
Over 1500 deliveries will take place in Health facilities10%increase
100% of maternal, newborn and child health departments in the target districts adhere to updated standard protocols and guidelines


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