The Future of Health in Tajikistan Starts with Community Health Volunteers
By Casey Bishopp, Communications officer, IntraHealth International ; Roman Yorick , Chief of Party, Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity Community health volunteers work across maternal and child health, hygiene, agriculture, and advocacy in Tajikistan ' s Khatlon region. Photo by Claudia Muir for IntraHealth International.December 18, 2019Roman Yorick and his team in Tajikistan have plenty to be proud of.Yorick leads IntraHealth International’s work there, where we address maternal and child health through nutrition and agricultural programs and work to improve hygiene and sanitation in health care faci...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Nutrition IntraHealth ' s 40th Anniversary Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Tajik Community Health Volunteers Improve Nutrition, Maternal Health, and Agriculture for Thousands
November 14, 2019Thousands of people in Tajikistan ' s Khatlon region now have greater access to health services, nutrition, and sanitation, thanks toFeed the Future Tajikistan Health& Nutrition Activity (THNA), implemented by IntraHealth International.In the twelve districts where IntraHealth conducts the USAID-funded work, in partnership with Abt Associates, widespread malnutrition leads to stunting, anemia, and poor maternal and child health, while infrastructure for proper sanitation and hygiene remains inadequate.THNA recruited and trained 1,300 health volunteers and 500 agriculture volunteers.To mitigate these is...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Tajikistan Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Community Engagement Health Workforce Systems Primary Health Care Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Partnering for Youth in Central Asia
Teenagers hanging out in Kazakhstan. In Kazakhstan the lack of sexuality education has led to 91 percent of young people aged between 15 and 19 not having accurate and full knowledge on HIV and AIDS. Courtesy: Gulbakyt Dyussenova/ World Bank By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2019 (IPS) Young people around the world are facing increasingly insurmountable, persistent barriers as they try to achieve their full potential and secure a prosperous future. However, Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific have already begun working to ensure that no one is left behind. In collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

The Right Training and Equipment Save Tajik Triplets' Lives
By Khosiyatkhon Komilova, Communications specialistMay 02, 2019Meet the first surviving triplets in the history of this region of Tajikistan.Parvina Usmonova never planned to have five children.The 32-year-old gave birth to her first daughter at the regional maternity center in Balkhi, her home district in southwestern Tajikistan. However, the poor quality of the services led her to have her second daughter at home.In 2017, pregnant once again, Parvina was shocked to learn she was pregnant with triplets.“I didn’t know what to do, " she says. " I was sure that our district doctors were not capable of this kind of deli...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Quality of Care Source Type: news

For Women and Children in Rural Tajikistan, Health Volunteers Are a Crucial Link to Care
By Khosiyatkhon Komilova, Communications specialistMarch 07, 2019They ' re retirees, health workers, mothers-in-law, and more —and they ' re perfectly positioned to find the families most in need.Momakhol Bobokalonova ’s father forbade her to study past the seventh grade.“Tajik mentality does not encourage girls to study,” she says. “But activism and communication skills have always been in me. When I was asked to become a volunteer with the Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity, I was already 60 years old—no one could stop me.”Momakhol is one of about 2,000 volunteers with theIntraHealth...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Community Engagement International Women ' s Day Gender Equality Primary Health Care Community Health Workers Source Type: news

iHRIS Software Powers New Registry of Clinical Volunteers for Medical Missions
February 19, 2019TheG4 Alliance and the US Section of theInternational College of Surgeons (ICS) have launched a new registry to connect medical volunteers to international medical missions. IntraHealth International developed theSOTA Registry (which stands for surgical, obstetric, trauma, and anesthesia) using our open sourceiHRIS software.The SOTA Registry will serve as a hub for information on clinical volunteers from the surgical, obstetric, trauma, and anesthesia communities who are interested in short-term assignments in low- and middle-income countries. IntraHealth maintains the registry in a cloud-based environment...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Digital Health HRIS Source Type: news

School Gardens and Peer Educators Improve Nutrition in Rural Tajikistan
By Khosiyatkhon Komilova, Communications specialistFebruary 13, 2019These students are learning about soil management, crop rotation, safe drinking water, and much more.As part of their vocational training, high school students in rural southwestern Tajikistan usually work in the school garden. This year, however, students learned more than how to grow vegetables and take care of fruit trees: they learned about the basics of nutrition and are now sharing that information with their classmates.Along with topics like soil management and crop rotation, now students also learn about safe drinking water, sanitation and hygien...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity Youth Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence in Tajikistan: risk and protective factors - Chernyak E.
Background: Violence against women perpetrated by intimate partners (IPV) is a sufficiently serious social issue in the countries of the former Soviet Union to warrant focused attention and sociological research. In spite of recent advances in the u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Tajikistan girl with 28-inch head caused by deadly build-up of fluid
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Maryam, whose family name is unknown, was born with hydrocephalus. Her parents from Tajikistan travelled to India for treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 2, with a 28-inch head caused by a deadly build-up of fluid
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Maryam, whose family name is unknown, was born with hydrocephalus. Her parents from Tajikistan travelled to India for treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ukraine Puts Water Strategy High on Development Agenda
A lake in Ukraine, which has a relative scarcity of naturally-occurring water supplies in populated areas. Credit: Vitaliy Motrinets/cc by 4.0By Ed HoltKIEV, Jun 21 2018 (IPS)A campaign to raise awareness of water security in Ukraine could be an inspiration around the world, activists behind it say, after it forced a change in the country’s approach to its water resources.After almost five years of promoting a vision of water security and proactive water management among various stakeholders and the government in Kiev, the issue of water security is now a top development priority for the government.“Ageing infrastructu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects Water & Sanitation Global Water Partnership Sustai Source Type: news

Parts unknown: risk factors of intimate partner violence in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Moldova - Hayes BE, Randa R.
Extant research has argued that there are variations in predictors of intimate partner violence (IPV) across nations and it is necessary to examine country-specific correlates of IPV. Much remains unknown about factors that affect risk of IPV in transition... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Recurrences in an isolated quantum many-body system
The complexity of interacting quantum many-body systems leads to exceedingly long recurrence times of the initial quantum state for all but the smallest systems. For large systems, one cannot probe the full quantum state in all its details. Thus, experimentally, recurrences can only be determined on the level of the accessible observables. Realizing a commensurate spectrum of collective excitations in one-dimensional superfluids, we demonstrate recurrences of coherence and long-range order in an interacting quantum many-body system containing thousands of particles. Our findings will enable the study of the coherent dynami...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rauer, B., Erne, S., Schweigler, T., Cataldini, F., Tajik, M., Schmiedmayer, J. Tags: Physics reports Source Type: news

Now, Safer Deliveries for Women in Tajikistan
January 16, 2018In just a year, home births in Bokhtar District have been cut in half.“I delivered my oldest daughter at home,” says Gulrukhsor Talbieva. “I’d never heard about the maternity hospital.”  Gulrukhsor Talbieva, now a 26-year-old mother of five, lives in Lohuti village in Tajikistan ’s remote Bokhtar district.She also delivered her second baby, a son, at home and had a terrible headache that lasted for days. She didn ’t know it at the time, but she had eclampsia, a life-threatening condition." I ' d never heard about the maternity hospital. "  “I thought that it is only natural to deliver at h...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Picture It: A New Mother ’s Room in Tajikistan
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Source: IntraHealth International - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news