Nu­tri­tion Sur­vey

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - WORLD - The sem­i­nar is con­ducted by Fabian Rochner, UNICEF’s in­ter­na­tional con­sul­tant

Jointly with the Min­istry of Health of Uzbek­istan, UNICEF has or­ga­nized a sem­i­nar for data col­lec­tion spe­cial­ists, which should en­sure the ef­fec­tive im­ple­men­ta­tion of the up­com­ing na­tional nu­tri­tion re­search.

It will pro­vide for a com­pre­hen­sive as­sess­ment of the level of nu­tri­tional de­fi­cien­cies among women and chil­dren in Uzbek­istan. The study will be rep­re­sen­ta­tive both at the na­tional level and at the level of 14 re­gions of the coun­try.

“The lead­er­ship of Uzbek­istan stressed the need to ob­tain data com­pa­ra­ble in­ter­na­tion­ally,” deputy head of the UNICEF Of­fice in Uzbek­istan Af­shin Parsi said. Ac­cord­ing to him, “de­tailed and re­li­able data on the most im­por­tant in­di­ca­tors will help in plan­ning and mon­i­tor­ing state pro­grams on the wel­fare of women and chil­dren in Uzbek­istan.”

The work­shop in­cluded pre­lim­i­nary test­ing of all pro­ce­dures, in­clud­ing in­ter­view­ing, the use of elec­tronic data col­lec­tion de­vices, mea­sure­ment of height and weight, and col­lec­tion of bi­o­log­i­cal sam­ples. The sem­i­nar fo­cused on en­sur­ing data col­lec­tion in ac­cor­dance with in­ter­na­tional stan­dards.

It is ex­pected that the fi­nal re­sults of the study, sup­ported also by the United Na­tions Pop­u­la­tion Fund and the Cen­ter for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion in Uzbek­istan, will con­trib­ute to the im­ple­men­ta­tion of Pres­i­den­tial De­cree No.2650 “On Mea­sures to Fur­ther Im­prove Ma­ter­nal and Child Health in 2016-2020”.

What do Uzbek ex­perts think about this? In the opin­ion of Pro­fes­sor Dilorom Ahme­dova, doc­tor of med­i­cal sciences, “a na­tional nu­tri­tion study will help us to ob­tain in­for­ma­tion on nu­tri­tional de­fi­cien­cies, as well as prac­tices in the nu­tri­tion of women of re­pro­duc­tive age and in­fants and young chil­dren. These data will be used to make in­formed de­ci­sions to im­prove the nu­tri­tional sta­tus of the pop­u­la­tion, in­clud­ing the most vul­ner­a­ble groups.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Uzbekistan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.