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Stories from the field

Building trust in immunisation

Djizzakh Region, 19 September 2014 - On the 22nd of every month, the ‘Kitiloy’ village health facility (SVP) in the Djizzakh region is visited by local mothers and their children under two years, to be vaccinated against measles, rubella and other serious but preventable illnesses. From June 2014 the vaccines available at the facility expanded to include the Rotavirus vaccine, that will help to prevent potentially-fatal diarrhoea cases. 

Reaping the benefits of a flexible approach to early education

Djizzakh Region, 15 September 2014 - Roza Shakirova has a unique connection to Kindergarten #11 in the Zaamin District – she teaches at the school she attended in her earliest youth during Uzbekistan’s soviet period. During a UNICEF visit to the Kindergarten, she told us how the school had changed from when she attended, to the one that operates today.

Children learn proper hand-washing to prevent worms and other diseases

FERGHANA VALLEY, Uzbekistan, 5 June 2012 — Some 900,000 children between ages 6 and 11 received deworming tablets during Hygiene Promotion and Deworming Week, and event held in Andijan, Ferghana and Namangan provinces of the eastern Ferghana Valley.

A UNICEF-supported child protection programme helps reunite families

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan, 15 March 2012 — In the city of Samarkand, two boys and their father sat at a table in their garden, sipping tea. On the other side of their father was his new wife. But their family is not yet complete.

Child-friendly preschools are improving education

BUKHARA, Uzbekistan, 2 February 2012 — In Bukhara, southern Uzbekistan, music and laughter drifted across Preschool Number 11.

Expanding health care to the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach

KARAKALPAKSTAN, Uzbekistan, 20 January 2012 — In the remote Khujayli District of Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan, the Saparova family can often be found in a traditional yurt at the back of the house, escaping the worst of the summer heat.

A child-centred approach to learning

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 15 December 2011 — It was one of the noisiest games of the session. As a team, a group of adolescents raced to guide a long metal rod — supported by just their extended index fingers — down to the ground without dropping it. It was a test of concentration and co-operation, and it was the highlight of the morning at this UNICEF-supported team-building camp at Tashkent’s School No. 66.

A day care centre helps children living with HIV break their isolation

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 30 November 2011 — The room was filled with toys, books, pictures. Indeed, everything that could possibly stimulate a child was provided and the youngsters in the noisy play session were certainly responding.

Disaster readiness training for children

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 2 November 2011 — At the Kimyogar summer camp, in the Tashkent region of Uzbekistan, a boy winced with pain as a nurse applied a bandage to his arm. Around them, a group of children watched intently, listening as the nurse explained how to attend to his injury.

Eight million children vaccinated against measles and rubella during national campaign in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 29 September 2011 — Eight million children were vaccinated against measles and rubella (MR) recently, during a week-long campaign in Uzbekistan. With the aim to protect all children between the ages of one and 14 years, against the two highly contagious diseases, vaccination points were opened in all primary health facilities, schools, preschools, and orphanages across the country.