THE YEAR OF DIALOGUE WITH THE PEOPLE AND HUMAN INTERESTS
April 19, 2016
COOPERATION WITH UNFPA
The activities of UNFPA in Uzbekistan, launched in 1993, continue to be carried out in close cooperation with national partners in the area of reproductive health and population.
Under the Year of Healthy Mother and Child State Program, UNFPA and the Ministry of Health teamed up to put together a training session aimed at boosting the system of providing emergency obstetric aid. The training program was successfully tested in Uzbekistan in May of 2015 and covered around 200 gynecologists and obstetricians from all parts of the republic. This year, around 200 doctors from healthcare institutions in Karakalpakstan and Kashkadarya Region participated in the training. Around 20 of them will become certified trainers and will be able to train their colleagues in the future. As a UINFPA representative said, “The training program was introduced in Uzbekistan recently since neonatal resuscitation programs had been working prior to that. Its goal is to provide important practical skills needed to prevent and treat post-natal complications that cause one-fourth of maternal deaths worldwide. The Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan acts as a coordinator in organizing the training course.”
Another activity was UNFPA experts’ visit to Uzbekistan to identify ways to expand assistance to the country in the use of demographic data in designing and monitoring the state of socio-economic programs. UNFPA mission on population carried out joint work within the framework of fourth Country cooperation program for 2016-2020, which, as noted by the head of the fund Mieko Yabuta, will focus on strengthening the legal framework for the provision of health services.
One of the key outcomes of the implementation of the United National Development Assistance Framework Program for 2016-2020 is that we have been able to strengthen national potential in developing and monitoring socio-economic strategies and programs that are based on data on the dynamics of population increase and reproductive health linked with sustainable development.
As a UNFPA representative noted, “The Fund actively collaborates with the Government of Uzbekistan in enhancing the national potential in collecting and analyzing population data. In recent years, the Fund has provided assistance with training over 100 specialists from different ministries and agencies in Uzbekistan while supporting the creation of a population database for use in monitoring the effectiveness of measures to further improve life for people in the Aral Sea area.”
“This time, we decided experts for effective planning of technical support for national partners.”
As of January 1, 2015, the permanent population of Uzbekistan is 31,025,500 people, which in 2014 increased by 532,700 people, or 1.7%. The number of people born in 2014 is 721,500.
This year, the population of Uzbekistan will increase by 290,553 people and will total 31,200,458 at the end of the year. Natural increase will be positive and will total 375,246 people. Approximately 538,760 children will be born within the year.
(Source: IA \"Jahon\")