SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
February 6, 2016
\"UZBEKISTAN REACHED THE UN MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS ON HEALTHCARE\"
Under such a headline one of the leading news agencies of Latvia, Baltic News Service (BNS) posted an article devoted to the modern development of our country.
As noted in the material, in the years of independence Uzbekistan has formed a unified system to provide in-free emergency medical care to the population, made up of specialized regional hospitals, and offices in cities and districts that meet the highest requirements and international standards.
\"In Uzbekistan more than 3,200 rural health units have been established. They play an extremely important role in strengthening the grass-roots health care system. Optimization of medical institutions at various levels, created a compact, equipped with modern equipment and qualified personnel, and district associations and regional diversified centers, family clinics,\" the article informed.
It is noted that Uzbekistan regularly conducts a free vaccination of all children aged up to two years, allowing complete elimination of such diseases as diphtheria, tetanus, polio. All children under 14 years twice a year pass a thorough medical examination, and women of childbearing age - a year. In almost all regions of the country are functioning perinatal and screening centers of mothers and children. All pregnant women in rural areas at the expense of the state budget provided multivitamins necessary for the formation of a healthy fetus.
\"As President Islam Karimov noted in his report on the socio-economic development of the country in 2015, through the implementation of measures maternal deaths per 100 thousand live births dropped from 23.1 to 19 cases, the mortality rate of children under 5 years - from 14, 8 to 13.9. According to these indicators Uzbekistan fully achieved relevant Millennium Development Goals\", the material reported.
In addition, BNS reports that in 2016 Uzbekistan declared the \"Year of healthy mother and child\". In this regard, it is reported that this year construction of a modern multi-disciplinary children\'s hospital will be completed in the capital. The cost of the project exceeds 130 million US dollars. It is implemented jointly with partners from the Republic of Korea.
\"The commissioning of medical facility the only in CIS in the near future, which is of fourth, or the highest level, will be another important step in improving the healthcare system,\" the source concludes.
(Source: Jahon Information Agency, Riga)