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Bangladesh: International Midwives' Day on May 5th was observed at EPOS Health Management project sites in Sylhet, Rajshahi and Narayanganj. Midwifery is a relatively new profession in Bangladesh and observing a day which focuses on the role of midwives and midwifery helps acknowledge and give prominence to the essential role played by midwives.
http://www.epos.de/news/current-news/bangladesh-marking-international-day-midwife

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Pakistan: A groundbreaking ceremony took place recently for the Islamabad Regional Blood Centre (RBC) which is being built and equipped with €1.6 million of funding support from KfW. The centre is expected to provide safe blood and blood products to about 2 million people living in Islamabad and surrounding areas and will be a procurement and distribution centre ensuring quality systems to regulate all activities. Full information: http://www.epos.de/news/current-news/pakistan-islamabad-blood-centre-groundbreaking-ceremony

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Pakistan: A project kick-off meeting was recently held for the three-year KfW-funded and EPOS-implemented Rural Family Planning Project which began earlier this year. With a total volume of €7.5 million, the project aims to contribute to improving access of the population, especially the poor and vulnerable groups, to improved demand-oriented, affordable, accessible and acceptable reproductive health services. Full information: http://www.epos.de/news/current-news/pakistan-rural-family-planning-project-underway


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Malawi: An inception workshop was held for the KfW funded “Provision of Basic Health Services Project”. The project aims to support rehabilitation and extension measures at existing selected health facilities and the supply of equipment and furniture for Essential Health Package services, as well as improvements to staff working and living conditions through staff housing renovations. The total financial contribution from German Cooperation is € 10M, with an overall implementation period of 36 months. http://www.epos.de/news/current-news/malawi-inception-workshop-basic-health-services-project

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Tajikistan: As part of the accompanying measures under the KfW-funded “Mother and Child, Emergency Care Project” (MCH II-IV) a one-week clinical training of EPOS’ partner hospitals Bruchsal and Eisenach was conducted in Tajikistan at the end of March. Aiming at assuring the correct and efficient usage of available medical equipment, the team of German obstetric and neonatology experts provided practical training on antepartum monitoring (CTG / ultrasound), vacuum-extraction and monitoring of newborns (incubator, phototherapy) to specialised staff of four project hospitals in Khatlon Oblast.
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Bangladesh: An exit strategy planning workshop was held recently for the GIZ-funded project “Addressing Bangladesh’s Demographic Challenges – ABDC” which aims to improve the provision of family planning and mother-and-child health care services for people living in targeted urban and peri-urban centres. Workshop participants reviewed project successes over the past 5 years and shared inputs on challenges and project sustainability options.
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Kyrgyzstan: The German Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Fuchtel, recently visited Bishkek for an overview of projects financed by German bilateral aid. EPOS provided insights on the “Strengthening of Emergency Medical Services” project, which aims to improve quality of and accessibility to emergency care, and the “HIV/AIDS-Prevention Programme II - Safe Blood Transfusion” project, which improved the quality and safety of blood transfusions through increased efficiency of the blood transfusion system and standardisation of processes and procedures including donation, testing, storage, distribution and clinical application of blood and blood products.
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Pakistan: The Punjab Health Minister and the German Ambassador recently inaugurated a modern Regional Blood Centre in Multan developed with the German government grant through KfW-German Development Bank and the EPOS-implemented "Safe Blood Transfusion Project". Read more: http://www.epos.de/news/current-news/pakistan-regional-blood-centre-established-multan
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