The development objective of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response Project for Turkmenistan is to prevent, detect, and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness. The project comprises of three components. The first component, improving COVID-19 prevention, detection, and emergency response will support efforts to minimize the transmission of COVID-19 and strengthen coordination of the national pandemic response. It consists of following sub-components: (i) strengthening surveillance and rapid response to suspected cases of COVID-19; and (ii) strengthening risk communication and community engagement. The second component, improving health system preparedness for COVID-19 will strengthen health system preparedness by expanding capacity for treating COVID-19 and severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) cases, as well as enhancing infection prevention and control (IPC) measures in health facilities. The third component, project management, monitoring and evaluation will support overall project administration, including project management, fiduciary functions, environmental and social safeguards, and regular monitoring of and reporting on implementation.
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