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MINISTRY OF HEALTH OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN European week of immunization, 20-25 of April, 2015 Main

20 апреля 2015

MINISTRY OF HEALTH OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN European week of immunization, 20-25 of April, 2015

European week of immunization, 20-25 of April, 2015

On initiative of the World Health Organization in the period from 20th to 25th of April, 2015, the 10th European Immunization Week (EIW-2015) will be conducted in Uzbekistan.

Conducting of events in the current year is confined to the World Immunization Week, which will be conducted under the slogan:

“Close the immunization gap”

Intermittent outbreaks of measles, poliomyelitis, caused by “wild” poliovirus and other communicable diseases, emerging over the last years in the number of European and neighboring countries (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan), proves the existing threat of spreading of the diseases over the borders.

Immunization is widely recognized one of the most successful and effective healthcare measures on conservation of lives and health of people out of all existing ones.

Thanks to conducting active immunization in the republic, since 2002 there is not being registered poliomyelitis morbidity caused by “wild” poliovirus – since 1995, diphtheria and neonatal tetanus – since 2002, viral hepatitis B amongst children under 14, in the course of 2012, 2013 and 2014 there haven’t been registered any case of measles and rubella. At the same time there are still being registered such a communicable diseases, like pertussis and mumps amongst not vaccinated children and adults.

For successful conducting the EIW-2015 there are developed the following activities:

  1. There will be conducted PRESS-CONFERENCE with participation of representatives of international organizations, like WHO, UNICEF, representatives of research institutes, media and specialists of medical facilities at Business Center “Poytakht”, hall “Uch-Quduq” on April 21, 2015.
  2. In the period between April 23 to May 1 there will be conducted the second tour of mass immunization against viral hepatitis B to people of older generation, in the framework of realization of State program “The Year of Attention and Care of Older Generation”.
  3. In all medical-prophylactic facilities there will be conducted “cleaning immunization” against poliomyelitis, measles, diphtheria for children from 6 months to 3 years old age, who did not get vaccination due to medical and other reasons.
  4. Special attention will be paid to the work with the difficult-to-access layers of population and parents, refusing of immunization of their children. There is organized patronage of such families for conducting individual talks with parents, explanatory work with community leaders and spiritual leaders.

Immunization allows preventing every year up to 3 million deaths from vaccine preventable communicable diseases in the world, and one of the main tasks of the Ministry of Health is to support and strengthen the success achieved in immune prophylaxis.

There is necessary to deliver to each parent the conviction, that each child deserves healthy beginning of life, and has to be vaccinated and protected of infections, and this is the main target of the European immunization week.

Immunization week – is the chance for each of us to protect ourselves and our children!