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Health Ministry and UNICEF implement joint projects worth $102.5 million 

Activities will be implemented in four areas, including improving the quality of perinatal services, improving the nutrition of mothers and children, and improving the quality of medical care for adolescents.

Photo: Ministry of Health

Today, the Minister of Health Behzod Musayev and Head of UNICEF in Uzbekistan Munir Mammadzade signed the “Roadmap” for 2022-2025, which includes joint activities to develop the country’s healthcare system for a total of $102.5 million.

According to the press service of the Health Ministry, the activities will be implemented in four main areas.

The first direction is focused on solving urgent problems related to further improving the quality of perinatal services in the country.

Important measures are improving the knowledge and skills of medical workers specialized in the protection of motherhood and childhood, equipping medical institutions with modern medical equipment, and saving the lives of underweight children.

The second direction includes vaccination of children within the framework of the national calendar, equipping existing sanitary facilities with modern equipment.

In addition, large-scale projects will be implemented to improve the sanitary-hygienic condition and water supply of a number of secondary schools in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, and to address issues such as iodine deficiency in children and the prevention of anemia.

The third direction is measures to improve the nutrition of mothers and children. These include providing iron and folic acid to children aged 6 to 23 months and women under the age of 35, and developing nutritional standards in secondary schools.

The fourth direction involves improving the quality of medical care for adolescents. It includes the development of a national strategy for the health of schoolchildren, the development of training programs for medical workers, the creation of a platform for promoting a healthy lifestyle among young people.

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