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Republican AIDS Center Main

06 июня 2012

Соғлиқни сақлашни бошқариш ҳудудий органи тўғрисидаги Низом билан тасдиқланган Republican AIDS Center

First time in the Republic of Uzbekistan the Republican Diagnostic AIDS Center and Diagnostic Laboratory in Samarkand were created under the Order of the Council of Ministers № 1124 as of 13.08.1987. Since 1988 the AIDS diagnostic laboratories were set up in all administrative territories of the republic.

In 1989 the center was renamed into Republican Center on prevention and fight AIDS.

The goals of the Republican AIDS Center are:

- Performing organizational-methodological management over activities of regional AIDS Centers

- Realization of prophylactic, anti-epidemic, diagnostic, treatment activities aimed to prevention of spreading of HIV-infection and concomitant diseases

- Performing special epidemiological research on finding and assessment of activity of factors, influencing on intensity of transmission of HIV-infection

- Organization and performing of diagnostics and provision of all qualified medical care, which is necessary to support health and preserve ability to work of the HIV-infected people

- Providing methodological assistance to facilities, performing diagnostics and treatment of HIV/AIDS and concomitant diseases

- Performing analysis and evaluation of effectiveness of measures on HIV/AIDS prevention, diagnostics and treatment, applied in Uzbekistan, from the point of protection of health of citizens, nation gene pool.

- Studying and analysis of foreign experience on use of safe for human health methods of HIV/AIDS diagnostics, prevention and treatment, creation and running of the appropriate data base.

- Participation in retraining and advanced training of healthcare workers, other specialists on the issues of counteraction to spreading of HIV infection

Workforce Capacity

There are working 66 physicians, and 26 of them have highest qualification category; 38 secondary special education specialists, and 15 out of them with the highest qualification category;

Scientific potential of the Republican Center: 1 – professor, 3 - Doctors of Medicine, 1 Docent, 7 - PhD.

- The Republican and regional AIDS Centers are fully staffed by thoroughly prepared highly qualified specialists.

Main scientific and clinical achievements

In 2010 in line with the decision of the meeting of the Republican Commission on Coordination of Activities Against spreading HIV/AIDS at the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, there was created scientific unit on the basis of the Republican AIDS Center. On the basis of the order of the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan №350 there was created scientific-technical council on considering and endorsement of research works in the sphere of HIV/AIDS.

Since organization of the scientific-technical council there are endorsed 2 themes of doctoral theses and 5 – candidates of medical sciences.

The Republican Center staff published more than 150 articles, more than 300 theses, issued 4 guidelines, and more than 10 methodological guidelines and instructions.

There are arranged and conducted international theoretical and practical conferences. In the last 5 years there are conducted 2 conferences on Sentinel Surveillance over spread of HIV infection in the republic, national conference with foreign participation “Injection safety in health facilities and implementation of tool on evaluation of injections on the National level in the Republic of Uzbekistan”, international conference “Modern approaches in diagnostics, prevention and treatment of HIV infection”.

The Center specialists are constantly working on upgrading of their qualification level and participate at regional and international trainings. In the last 5 years 50 center specialists have been trained in republican workshops, 15 specialists - in NIS countries, 12 specialists - abroad.

Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTC)

- Since 2006 there is performed antiretroviral treatment (ARVT) for Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT)

- There is performed training of specialists on the issue of prevention of vertical transmission on systematical basis with participation of international experts.

- There is assured access to drugs for prophylactic ARVT

- There is procured enough quantity of express test-kits for early HIV diagnostics in pregnant women

- The voluntary testing of pregnant women for HIV infection has been started since 2009.

Upgrading of AIDS Centers laboratory basis

- During the period of 2010 – 2011 there is performed capital renovation and reconstruction at regional AIDS Centers and 53 inter-district AIDS diagnostic laboratories for the total amount of more than 10 bn. UZS.

- The laboratories of the Republican and 14 regional AIDS Centers are equipped with the modern PCR equipment, flow cytofluorimeters, and 59 inter-district laboratories with immune-enzyme analyzers. In total there were procured 23 items of diagnostic and treatment equipment for the total amount of 7.5 bn. UZS from the national budget.

- Equipment of the regional AIDS Centers with the modern high-technology laboratory equipment, implementation of new methods and widening the nomenclature of tests allows to increase access of provided services on laboratory testing and treatment on spot for those in need.

Cooperation with international organizations

Republican AIDS Center is collaborating with the following international organizations: UNAIDS; UNICEF; UNESCO; UNDP; WHO; USAID; Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM).

The mandates of international organizations identify the areas of assistance in the sphere of HIV/AIDS prevention:

WHO – provides support in training of specialists on the issues of treatment and care, as well as PMTCT.

UNICEF – provides support in conducting prevention programs amongst youth and children.

UNAIDS – provides methodological assistance in development of strategies on conducting prevention activities.

UNESCO – provides support in conducting educational programs amongst youth.

The GFATM provides financial and technical support in conducting prevention measures amongst vulnerable groups of population, as well as improvement of access to treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

Name of organization:  Republican AIDS Center
City/District:  Tashkent city
Address:  12, Farkhad street
Postal code:  100135
Telephone:  +998 (71) 276-93-25 / +998 (71) 276-23-11
Fax:  +998 (71) 276-37-76
E-mail:  ubekspid@minzdrav.uz