Comprehensive approach to improvement in access and quality of people centered primary health care in rural Mongolia


WHO Country Office of Mongolia in collaboration with UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA, MOH and other national and local partners successfully implemented projects in 26 soums of 8 aimags as part of comprehensive community services to improve human security and promote social equality for the rural disadvantaged populations in Mongolia. The projects were financially supported by UNTFHS as part of Joint UN project during from 2009 to 2013 period.

Major activities:

1. Capacity building training on Integrated PHC and EH

Integrated Primary Health Care training, Uvs aimag, August 2011

Four types of local fellowship training materials on integrated Primary Health Care (PHC) and Environmental Health (EH) were developed and capacity building trainings were conducted for 375 health care workers and 270 health volunteers.

2. Behaviour change communication activities

Community based project on child nursing, Durgun soum, Khovd aimag, June 2011

IEC materials to promote healthy environment were developed and distributed to communities. Community based small projects on improvement of food safety, solid waste management, child nursing and maintenance of rehabilitation centres were developed and implemented with active participation of communities in sixteen project soums.

3. Improvement of water and sanitation facilities

Improvement of water supply in Bulgan soum, Umnugobi aimag, October 2012

The water supply and sanitation facilities were improved in twenty soum health facilities.

4. Improvement of health care waste management

Health care waste disposal in autoclave, Bayandun soum, Dornod aimag, October 2011

Basic supplies and equipment to promote sound health care waste management at soum health facilities were provided.

5. Activities on Climate Change and Health

Participants of TOT on WSP, Ulaanbaatar, May 2013

The impact of climate change on health is clearly seen in the Gobi areas of Mongolia. To mitigate the effect of climate change of health the project supported the development of comprehensive work plan on preparedness and mitigation, integrated water safety plan into climate change plan, and trained facilitators.


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