Improving medical facilities and practices in Uzbekistan
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Following independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, the Uzbek government maintained a Soviet-style economy with subsidies and tight control on production and prices. The country has encountered numerous challenges since independence, including the disruption of foreign trade, declining output and inflation, loss of the labor force and the reduced funding.
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We have a field office in the capital city of Tashkent. This office is carrying out a nationally-recognized Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training and dispatch project. To learn more, read the PQMD case study.
We are also operating an ER facility in Tashkent and a community-based rehabilitation project that benefits 3,000 disabled children.
Since 2001, more than 80 volunteer teams have delivered medical, dental, physical rehabilitation and EMS training services to the Uzbek people. We've also sent more than 50 containers of medical supplies and equipment to under-stocked hospitals and clinics.
We are involved in an outreach program for 140 families who have children with disabilities. Our work is in partnership with a local Korean Community Church.
We implemented a Community Health Care Aid Program. Learn all about our community work in Uzbekistan in the Community Health Care Aid Program brochure [PDF].
Plans for 2012-2013
The following projects are planned for this fiscal year.
- Complete the installation of an EMS dispatch system and provide training for it.
- Ship two containers of humanitarian aid.
- Implement the Quality Medical Services project.
- Complete the cervical cancer screening, vaccination and training project.
- Mobilize volunteer teams for EMS dispatch, rehabilitation and medical training.
- Provide rehabilitation services at an orphanage with the support of volunteer teams.
- Send volunteer teams to Uzbekistan to provide EMS training, physical rehabilitation and medical training.
- Continue family outreach through our partner Korean Community Church.
Medical Teams International's domestic office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan is implementing a nationally-recognized EMS training and dispatch project. It is also developing a community based rehabilitation project for children with disabilities, a quality of medical services project and cervical cancer screening and prevention.
Please donate or volunteer to help save lives in Uzbekistan.