The aim of the International Symposium is to present to the international community the achievements of the Republic in health care during the years of Independence and determination for future development the strategy of the health care system in the country.
From the first days of Independence, maternal and child health was regarded as the priority direction of state policy in Uzbekistan. One of the first international documents, to which Uzbekistan has joined, was the Convention on the Rights of the Child ratified by the Parliament of the country on 9th December of 1992. Later, this Convention was tightened with adoption of the Law «On Guarantees of the Child Rights». It is symbolically that one of the first orders established in the country was the Order «Soglom Avlod Uchun» («For the healthy generation»).
During the Symposium the participants will be acquainted with the working model of providing health care to population which was created under the leadership of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan I. Karimov.
The main directions of health system reforms include:
– ensuring equal conditions for obtaining primary health care in urban and rural areas through creation of a new type of health care – rural doctor’s stations (SVPs) and family policlinics where health care services are provided by general practitioners;
– organization and operation of a principally new system of emergency medical care provided at institutions with a help of network equipped with modern high-tech medical equipment: the Republican Scientific Center for Emergency Medical Care and its branches in the regions;
– creation of specialized scientific and practical medical centers, including centers of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, national and regional perinatal centers which ensure the implementation of modern high-tech medical technology, as well as formation of an effective system for providing specialized care for mothers and children;
– organization throughout the country of modern screening centers and the implementation of state programs that significantly reduced the birth of children with hereditary diseases and congenital malformations;
– strengthening and further development of material and technical base of health care establishment, especially primary health care facilities and maternity wards;
– improvement of sanitary-epidemiological welfare of the population through the implementation of anti-epidemic measures, as well as full coverage with vaccination and revaccination against vaccine-preventable diseases;
– development of children’s sports in order to improve and strengthen the health of the younger generation.
State programs on maternal and child health in Uzbekistan are being implemented in close cooperation with international organizations such as WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, GIZ, etc., and with the active participation of Women’s Committee and a number of other public and non-governmental organizations of the Republic.
The International Symposium will include plenary and break-out sessions with the participation of representatives from ministries of health of foreign countries, international experts and world-renowned scientists in the field of health.
Participants of the Symposium will share their experiences and suggestions for achieving the global goals in maternal and child health. Moreover, cultural program is also planned for participants, which includes introduction to culture and art of Uzbekistan, visits to sights of the capital and the pearl of East – the ancient city of Samarkand.