Government of Tajikistan and UNICEF Programme of Cooperation, 2005-2009
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
UNICEF Combined Annual Programme Review and Planning Meeting with Government which discussed on the country's various health issues conducted in Dushanbe today December 3. The APRM provides a forum to review the previous year’s Results and together with Government endorse the key areas and targets for health programme intervention in 2009. The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Minister of Health Ms. Jobirova.
Senior Health Officials, representatives from the Ministry of Health, Project Managers and Coordinators, representatives of CSOs, UN agencies and NGOs participated in the meeting.
In her statement Deputy Minister of Health, Ms. Jobirova said that, the ministry performance on mothers and children health care programs, HIV/AIDS are encouraging. Promising results have been achieved in working together with partners to attain the strategies and goals of the ministry. She stressed that the yearly meeting to discuss and evaluate the achievement, plan and challenges of the country's health sector development program have paramount importance to achieve the millennium development goals.
Signed in 2004, "the CPAP has become the reference for joint programming by UNICEF and the Government of Tajikistan covering a 5- year cycle from 2005-2009. The CPAP reflects the priorities of Tajikistan, which hinge around poverty reduction and the achievement of MDGs as well as the deepening of human rights and good governance. The implementation period of the CPAP is also consistent with that of the Country’s PRSP dovetailing all the critical areas addressed in the CPAP.
For her part, the UNICEF Representative for Tajikistan Ms. Hongwei Gao said that 2008 was indeed a very challenging year but was happy to note that UNICEF has been able to surmount these challenges and took significant steps that allowed us to provide support to key national development priorities. Most importantly UNICEF has held key consultations and policy dialogues with relevant stakeholders.