|01/12/2013 : The Secretary-General Message on World AIDS Day|
On this World AIDS Day, I am more optimistic than ever. Much of the world is accelerating progress in responding to HIV. There are significant decreases in new infections and deaths, and we are making good progress in realizing our target of ensuring 15 million people have access to antiretroviral treatment by 2015. This is crucial to halting and reversing the AIDS epidemic for good. more
|01/07/2013 : UNDP is the Principal Recipient of the next phase of the Global Fund Grant |
Currently the Republic of Uzbekistan is preparing the Request for renewal to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria for Phase 2 (2014-2016) of the HIV Project. Last month the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan hosted a meeting of the Multisectorial Expert Council on HIV, TB and Malaria (MEC). According to the MEC decision, UNDP once more was honored to receive the trust and confidence of the Government of Uzbekistan to continue the role of the interim Principal Recipient in the Phase 2.
|18/06/2013 : Uzbekistan is preparing a Request for Renewal to the Global Fund|
The Multisectorial Expert Council of Uzbekistan received an invitation letter from the Global Fund Secretariat to submit a Request for renewal for the Project Phase 2 (2014-2016). In this regard, UNDP extended its technical support and recruited an international consultant to assist in developing the Request and ensure that it meets country needs and donor requirements. more
|02/05/2013 : Palliative care: providing relief for patients with HIV|
Successful combat against HIV requires a comprehensive approach from prevention to treatment, care and support. HIV infection does not necessarily mean sickness or disability – proven treatment approaches, such as antiretroviral treatment enable many HIV positive people enjoy full quality of life. At the same time, palliative care enables those of them who fall ill to relieve the symptoms and gain the strength to carry on with daily life. UNDP HIV Project joins efforts with the Government of Uzbekistan to provide quality medical aid and care services to those in need. more
|25/02/2013 : Safe donor blood - an effective barrier to HIV transmission |
The blood donation section of the blood transfusion center is crowded with donors, and more are waiting for their turn to donate blood. Many are newcomers, and some are “veteran” blood donors.
- I have been donating blood for five years already. I remember a case when a pregnant woman underwent a car accident. She and her baby would perish if there were no blood for transfusion. I was happy to share my blood with her, and thank God, she survived and delivered her baby. Since that time she and her son visit me on the child’s birthday, and I feel blessed that was able to help two people. I continue donating so that to help more people, – says Ergash, 48-year old blood donor.
|30/11/2012 : World AIDS Day 2012 |
Uzbekistan is an active participant of global HIV/AIDS response - nationwide HIV prevention activities have been carried out in the country for over a decade. Since inception of the first National Strategy on HIV/AIDS in 2003, Uzbekistan is using a multi-sectoral approach in combating HIV, where governmental, non-governmental and international organizations are active players in the process. more
|03/08/2012 : Towards securing safe donor blood - a strong barrier to HIV infection|
Millions of lives are saved each year through blood transfusions. According to WHO estimates, every third person at least once in his /her lifetime needs donor blood. At the same time, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has focused particular attention on the importance of preventing transfusion-transmitted infections as up to 3% of HIV infections worldwide are transmitted through the transfusion of contaminated blood and blood products. Therefore, ensuring donor blood safety is one of the key elements in preventing the spread of many blood-transmitted infections, including HIV. In this regard, the Republic of Uzbekistan adopted a number of legislative documents on improving donor blood services. more
|02/04/2012 : Steps towards providing universal access to antiretroviral therapy in Uzbekistan |
During the conference “Breaking the Barriers: partnership to fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia”, held on February 23-24, 2004 in Dublin city representatives of governments of Europe and Central Asia signed a Declaration on partnership to fight HIV/AIDS in this region. The main appeal of the Declaration is “provide universal access to effective, affordable and equitable prevention, treatment and care”. more
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