The World Health Organization (WHO) is holding an inter-regional meeting in Ashgabat, addressing the issues of cross border partnership in malaria control and elimination. The meeting has brought together representatives of Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, as well as two WHO regions - Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.
The meeting has been organized by the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, the offices of the WHO European and Eastern Mediterranean regions and the WHO country office in Turkmenistan.
As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports quoting the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, the meeting will review the current situation on malaria, analyze problems relating to combating and elimination of malaria, focusing on cross-border cooperation. The meeting participants will also discuss joint plans on coordination and organization of activities in the border areas and improvement of regular exchange of relevant information.
As part of the visit to Turkmenistan, the WHO meeting participants will get acquainted with the activities of various services involved in implementation of national prevention programs, as well as health care facilities.
In 2010, Turkmenistan became the first country in the Central Asian region to receive an international certificate testifying to the complete elimination of malaria in the country.