The International Finance Corporation ( IFC Development (USAID) today turned over critical medical devices to health centers in Djizzak to help the area fight tuberculosis (TB). The transfer was made up of representatives from the USAID Mission to Uzbekistan, the National Tb and Lung Infections Center, and the Djizzak Area Health Directorate.

Uzbekistan has achieved substantial progress in lowering tuberculosis cases and fatalities because to the combined efforts of the Ministry of Health, USAID, and other foreign partners, but multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) remains a major issue in the area. USAID seeks to lower the TB burden in Uzbekistan and Central Asia by improving MDR-TB diagnosis and treatment by increasing local and national capacity.

“Today’s announcement exemplifies USAID’s ongoing engagement with Uzbekistan to strengthen healthcare services across the country, particularly in Djizzak. During the transfer event, USAID/Uzbekistan Health Promotion Office Director Cherry Gumapas said, “By working together, we can improve the health and well-being of Uzbekistan’s citizens.”

Digital temperatures, stethoscopes, ophthalmic gear, and pulse oximeters were among the $75,000 worth of equipment. These equipment will aid health professionals in the region in providing effective and timely treatment, as well as speedy care and prognosis of chronic disease patients.

Welch Allyn, a U.S. firm, contributed the medical equipment as part of USAID’s “Eliminating TB in Central Asia” project. In the Djizzak area, the equipment will be used at the Djizzak Regional Office of TB and Lung Diseases, TB pharmacies, clinics, and outpatient centers.

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