A Learning Package for Maternal and Child
Uzbekistan’s health care system shares many characteristics with systems in neighboring Central Asian countries, all moving slowly from socialized medicine to service delivery systems oriented toward family medicine and primary-level care.
As part of this transition, USAID/Central Asian Republics asked PRIME II to develop a competency-based learning package to strengthen the maternal and child health knowledge, skills and attitudes of general practitioners and nurse-midwives. The package is based on two WHO reference manuals published with USAID support covering pregnancy, childbirth and related complications. Working closely with Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Health over 13 months, PRIME pre-tested and piloted the package in two oblasts (or regions), Kashkandarya and Sukhandarya, developing the capacity of 12 trainers of primary care providers.