Fourth Steering Committee

The European Union funded project "Technical Assistance to Support the Strengthening of the Health Information System in Tajikistan" presented progress of project activities at a fourth Steering Committee meeting held on October 30 2014.  

The meeting was successful and was hosted by the EU Ambassador, the Vice Minister of Health and Social Protection of Population, and the Vice Minister of Justice, with active participation of 42 specialists from the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population, Ministry of Justice, Civil Registration Offices, Agency on Statistics under President of the Republic of Tajikistan, international donor organizations and Projects. Presentations were delivered by the Project team on the third-semester report. Important issues related to Project implementation have been identified and solutions have been discussed. 

The developed DHIS2 software has been fully adapted for data entry, data analysis and reporting, and is ready for countrywide utilization starting in January 2015. Necessary equipment was distributed and installed in health care facilities and civil registration offices in all 65 districts and cities of the Republic of Tajikistan. Currently, 60 districts and cities are connected to the central server and the online data entry process started in all connected points during a pilot stage. Around 800 specialists from the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population and Ministry of Justice have been trained in DHIS2 and statistics and two international study tours were organized for the representatives of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population, Ministry of Justice and Agency on Statistics under President of the Republic of Tajikistan. 

Eight forms for the registration of acts of civil state, including online and offline versions, and two statistical forms for collecting demographic data for the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population and Agency on Statistics under President of the Republic of Tajikistan were developed for the Civil Registration Office under DHIS2. The developed forms are currently being piloted online in seven Civil Registration Offices of Dushanbe, Shahrinav, Rudachi and Gissar districts and offline in four Jamoats of Gissar district. 

In addition, an outline of the planned activities for the fourth-semester of Project implementation has been presented. The third Progress Report was approved and the Project activities were positively appreciated by the Vice Minister of Health and Social Protection of Population and Vice Minister of Justice. During the SC meeting, Elena Maximenco, Project TL, was awarded the Jubilee Medal "90 years of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan". 

The next steering committee meeting is planned for March 2015.