Sustainable development

On statistics and modern standards for the evaluation of housing services in the system of national accounts

03 May 2018 by Nazik Avlyakulova

Victoria Glushkova (left) and Irina Solovyova (right) / UNDP Turkmenistan
Irina Solovyova and Victoria Glushkova from Rosstat clarify what is evaluation of housing services in the system of national accounts … Read more

How much do we know about TB?

23 Mar 2018 by Richard Frebort

Staff of the TB lab in Turkmenistan.
In Turkmenistan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has helped the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan with the upgrade of rapid molecular detection laboratories. There are currently 6 high tech labs in Turkmenistan, which can detect TB and MDR-TB (multi drug resistant tuberculosis) in just a few hours to a few days. While MDR-TB is rarer, it is harder to treat, with only 54% of patients’ worldwide successfully completing treatment. … Read more

8 March: Empowering Stories of Women of Turkmenistan

07 Mar 2018

Beautiful, talented, successful and modest – the women of Turkmenistan achieve outstanding results but rarely talk about it. In honour of International Women’s Day, UNDP, UNFPA, and UNODC invited eight incredible women who are engaged in a variety of fields to talk about their lives, how they cope with daily difficulties and what advice they would give to younger women on how to achieve success. … Read more

Voicing Women Successes to Empower the Community

08 Jan 2018 by Nazik Avlyakulova

UNDP Interactive Dialogue Women Empowerment: Employment
“It is vital that we have roles models to follow and that we identify them within our smaller communities. These are the people who inspire and drive change and who are backing up the societal developments.” … Read more

Ideal Civil Service Academy or a Place for the Best Civil Servants

28 Dec 2017

Dr. Dinara Minnigulova / UNDP Turkmenistan
The concept of civil service was born during the reign of Peter the Great. However, the elements of the modern Academy of Civil Service and Management were conceived in the party schools that existed during the Soviet period, which trained party cadres in the spirit of their own ideology, chose the best and forged leaders of the party movement. These leaders, in turn, replicated corporate culture and government values, and the best practices on the basis of state planning, thereby strengthening the work of the state machinery. … Read more

The Modern Landmark to Fight Climate Change Effects in Turkmenistan

18 Sep 2017 by Nazik Avlyakulova

Anyone visiting Turkmenistan remembers it for its culture, brightness of colors, welcoming people and the heat. Steadily increasing of air temperature and reduced rainfall are caused by climate change. However, you won’t feel it unless you are engaged into the agriculture. Agriculture is the main consumer of water within Turkmenistan and it is a critical sector of the economy accounting for almost one-fifth of GDP and some 50% of the population employed in it.[i] Every year, the Government of Turkmenistan invests millions of dollars and puts enormous efforts to ensure that the agriculture strives and that the national security is not jeopardized by the lack of food stock for local production. … Read more

Turkmenistan aims at improving energy efficiency in construction

31 Jul 2017 by Elvira Kadyrova (nCA)

The Ministry of construction and architecture of Turkmenistan is consistently improving the designing of energy-efficient facilities for industrial and civil purposes, Turkmen media reported. The activity on improving the energy efficiency of buildings is carried out by the State Design Scientific and Production Association "TurkmenDovlettaslama", structural subdivision of the ministry, and the National Committee for Hydrometeorology under the Cabinet of Ministers. In recent years, the Association have revised such building norms as "Housetops and roofs", "Residential buildings", "Construction climatology" and "Construction heat engineering". … Read more

Here is why fair trial and the rule of law matter

28 Mar 2017 by Nazik Myradova

Dr. Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou / UNDP Turkmenistan
The right to fair trial is in the core of the human rights protection system because only courts can restore violated rights. UNDP expert explains the importance of fair trial and the rule of law. … Read more

Psychological Help to Bring MDR-TB Patients back to Treatment

31 Jan 2017 by Bahar Bayramova

Consultation of the Red Crescent psychologist with the TB doctor at the Centralized Lab for Infectious Diseases / UNDP Turkmenistan
TB treatment is a very long and complicated process. Often, patients are left alone to face the disease because their community does not often understand how the disease is transmitted and what the patient is going through. A person living with TB has suppressed immune system and must very carefully follow all instructions of the assigned treatment, adhere to the dietary prescription and regularly visit his doctor. The treatment usually takes around 6-8 months. However, there is a multi-drug resistant form of TB (MDR-TB) with the treatment period of 2 years. During those 2 years, MDR-TB patient shall take medications under the supervision of the TB doctor and regularly undergo medical checkup. “Every year around 6 to 10 million people are diagnosed with TB. However, modern medical care allows full cure of TB under the condition that the diagnosis is made and the treatment has started on time. Nevertheless, there is another very important condition - a moral and psychological state of the patient, his will, persistence and optimism,” explains Bahar Bayramova, psychologist of the National Red Crescent Society of Turkmenistan (NRCS) – a Sub-recipient of the TB grant from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria (Global Fund). … Read more

How to Make Cities Safe and Sustainable?

19 Sep 2016 by Nazik Myradova

Ashgabat / UNDP Turkmenistan
In 2008, for the first time, the number of the urban population in the world has exceed the rural population. By 2050, that figure will have risen to 6.5 billion people – two-thirds of the humans on our planet. The same tendency is observed in Turkmenistan, where the number of urban population exceeded rural in 2014. And this trend is accelerating. … Read more

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