Mother and Child Health under Focus
Tashkent has hosted the IX Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Uzbekistan, organized by the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Specialists from Russia, Germany, Belarus, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Israel, Mexico and Ukraine discussed the main achievements of the republic in this direction.
At present, in the health care system 205 institutions are involved in protection of motherhood and childhood. The Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Republican Perinatal Center, the Tashkent Medical Academy Clinic, 13 regional and 1 city perinatal centers are among them.
As is known, modern vaccines are used within the framework of the annual national vaccination program. In particular, starting from 2018 our country will become one of the first countries in the world that ensure full coverage of adolescent girls with vaccination against papillomavirus. This measure will contribute to prevent cancer among women, to promote reproductive health.
Over the past time, on the basis of programs that embody the idea “Healthy mother - healthy child,” large-scale activities have been developed and are being implemented. According to the press service of the Ministry of Health, if in 2017 in our country for the provision of maternity facilities allocated $17 million, in 2018 that figure is expected to be $50 million. It should be noted that such new medical centers as perinatal, screening, reproductive health, as well as their regional branches, occupy an everstronger place in the healthcare system of our country.
Within the framework of the Investment Program for 2017, at a cost of 73.6 billion soums, works on construction, reconstruction and overhaul is carried out in in operating in the system of the Ministry of Health 8 perinatal centers for 764 beds, urban and district maternity hospitals and children's hospitals for 961 beds.
- The reforms implemented in the medical sphere of Uzbekistan deserve special attention, - said German specialist Andreas Ebert. - Participating in the VIII Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Uzbekistan in 2013, I witnessed that in this short time the country has developed a system of specialized and high-tech medical care in the field of gynecology and neonatology, new standards and clinical protocols have been introduced.
According to the World Health Organization, in Uzbekistan, mortality rates among mothers are the lowest in Central Asia. It is particularly encouraging that such results were achieved by organization of primary obstetric care not only in cities, but also in all regions and in remote areas. The consistent application of high-tech methods of surgery, diagnosis and treatment to preserve and restore women's reproductive health plays an important role in the further development of the sphere.
At the IX Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Uzbekistan, the scientifically validated national model of motherhood and childhood protection, that proved its effectiveness over many years, as well as current scientific issues and forthcoming tasks in the field of obstetrics, gynecology and perinatology were discussed.
The event, which was held with the participation of international experts, will contribute not only to increase of professional skills and the level of knowledge working in the field of doctors, but also to further improve the quality of medical care for pregnant women, mothers and children, to popularize and introduce scientific innovations.