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Fast facts

A 56% decline

In under 5 mortality rate was recorded in the CEECIS region from 1990 to 2011.

News and press releases

Ali and Hydroman – the story of his parents who heard his voice

Ali from Tashkent dreams of becoming a farmer and nursing plants, crops and animals for the future of the planet. He also enjoys comic strips, and likes very much to build various complex designs from Lego, of which he has 6000 different pieces. Ali likes to play with his friends outdoors and he spends a lot of time in the garden caring for plants, especially during school holidays. 

Ali designed and sent his superhero ‘Hydroman’ to the Climate Change Comics competition, organized by UNICEF. And his creation - ‘Hydroman’ was chosen as a finalist along with the 19 other participants.  More than 3000 designs were submitted from all over the world. Ali is the only one from Uzbekistan and the youngest among all the finalists; he is only 8 years old.


Listening to the Voices of Children and Young People Uzbekistan Joins Commemoration of the World Children’s Day

Ramuzada, a 13-year old girl from the Republic of Karakalpakstan speaks to her friends from all regions of Uzbekistan with a lot of passion. She shares her experience in addressing the issues of children with disabilities, and the challenges they face in their everyday lives in Karakalpakstan. Her friends and she have discussed an idea of creating a peer-to-peer friends club for children with disabilities. This club will provide an opportunity for children with disabilities to speak about their issues and learn from others’ experiences. 

The Story of Fragile yet Strong Lilia

Today we publish the story of Kamila Fatikhova and her daughter Lilia. Kamila wanted to share her experience, so that parents and other care givers of such children would not lose hope and would struggle for the survival and further happiness of their babies. 

Social Work Education - a Necessary Step for Well-being of Vulnerable Children: New department inaugurated at the National University to teach social work

TASHKENT, November 17, 2017 - The National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek hosted a conference entitled "Social work for social protection in Uzbekistan" with support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The conference marks the opening of a new department "Social Work" at the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

Children of Uzbekistan protected from preventable diseases: Uzbekistan is recognized as Measles and Rubella free country

TASHKENT, 7 November 2017 – Uzbekistan has been officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a country that eliminated Measles and Rubella. The country achieved elimination of these diseases from January 2014 to December 2016. 

National Survey to Lay Ground for Better Nutrition in Uzbekistan

It is a crisp autumn day in suburbs of Tashkent, Uzbek capital. Sherzod is almost running as he and his two companions make their way through the densely built-up neighborhood. "Hurry up, we have a dozen more houses to visit today," Sherzod says just before he stops at one of the houses and knocks on the door. 

How much does it cost to deliver perinatal services in Uzbekistan? Ministry of Health and UNICEF conduct an assessment to understand the costing of delivering perinatal care services in two regions

TASHKENT, 24 October 2017 – The Ministry of Health and UNICEF initiated a workshop for presenting the results of the costing exercise in Khorezm and Surkhandarya regions held in June – July 2017 by a team of national and international experts. 

Can my life be made better for me without me?

We interviewed Nodira Tillaeva from one of the societies of mutual social help for people with disabilities “Mehribonlik”. This energetic young woman expressed her views on the importance of inclusion and participation.

Clean Hands, Bright Futures

Children in school #3 of Amudarya region have a reason to smile. All their classrooms now have washbasins inside their classrooms. In winters, when the outside temperatures can reach minus 40 degrees Celsius, washing hands used to be a difficult chore. This year, on 15 October, students and teachers will come together to celebrate the Global Handwashing Day – a day marked to save lives by this simple practice of washing hands with soap.

Safe behaviors save lives

In the last 10 years, 1.7 billon people in the world were affected by disasters, 0.7 million people were killed, and total damage amounted to 1,4 trillion USD.