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Stories from the field
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.
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.
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.
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.
BUKHARA, Uzbekistan, 2 February 2012 — In Bukhara, southern Uzbekistan, music and laughter drifted across Preschool Number 11.
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.
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
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.
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.
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 29 September 2011 — Eight million children were vaccinated against measles and rubella (MR) recently, during a