University Twinning Partnership – Mother- and Child-, and Emergency Care

Location: Tajikistan  |  Funded by: KfW

Key objectives:

  • Establishment of twining partnership with the Women’s Hospital Bruchsal Clinic, Germany and development and execution of clinical training activities, based on SOPs in emergency care in obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology; referral system and clinical use of biomedical equipment procured under the project);
  • Quality management support of 11 hospitals in their preparation in the improvement of the quality of health services provision and accreditation.

Project description:  The programme aimed to improve the access to quality health services and to increase the efficiency and quality concerning medical care with a focus on improving Mother and Child- and Emergency Care in 11 selected programme hospitals in the Khatlon Oblast.

Twining partnership establishment and clinical training: The assignment includes several approaches, based on the needs assessment and specific objectives during different phases of the program towards local capacity development and sustainability of the interventions.  The programme is composed of three phases, which build upon each other and follow complementary objectives. (i) Initialization phase (around 6 months), (ii) Implementation of SOP training in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (2,5 years) and (iii) Consolidation phase (around 2,5-3 years). The team works towards the establishment of a long-term cooperation of the Technical partner in Germany with the selected hospitals in Tajikistan.

Quality management concept implementation: The implementation of the Quality management concept includes three phases: (i) initialization: assessment of the staff competencies and introduction training in QM concept, leadership and communication; (ii) Implementation phase: multi-disciplinary expert panel for development and validation of QM indicators; assessment and development of tools for collection of information; in between short term training on selected topics; (iii) consolidation phase: additional training of QM experts and on-site implementation coordinators; supervision of included hospitals; reassessment of first hospitals.