German doctors to examine Uzbek children

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A German delegation made up of specialists of Friedensdorf International has visited Uzbekistan. The visit comes as part of the German organization’s interaction with Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Health.

During the current visit the group is planning to examine children from various regions of Uzbekistan. These efforts have been undertaken in line with the country’s state policy priorities. Provision of assistance with complex surgeries and continuous treatment of children is one of the core tasks of the State Program “Year of the Healthy Mother and Child”. The involvement or international organizations and foreign partners in the program paves the way for better-quality work and helps further improve the younger generation’s health.

As Friedensdorf International program coordinator Maria Tinnefeld noted, this is not their first visit to Uzbekistan. “The purpose of our visit is to help diagnose various disorders in children and organize treatment procedures for them, including surgeries if necessary, in Germany’s top clinics,” Tinnefeld said. “During the two days, we examined children from various parts of the country. Thanks to developed medicine and highly qualified medical personnel, Uzbekistan now has the opportunity to ensure speedy treatment of complex diseases, and the bulk of little patients we have examined can receive medical aid in their home countries. And it is our hope that our cooperation will continue to be fruitful and intensive in the future.”

Uzbekistan has been putting a lot of effort into taking care of children and teenagers’ health. The country makes available sizeable funds for the improvement of material and technical resources of medical institutions, training of highly skilled specialists and introduction of modern methods and standards in medicine. The development of international cooperation in this area creates additional opportunities to help our children become fitter, socially adapted and full-fledged members of society.

Founded in 1967, Friedensdorf International operates in over 35 countries around the world. It is dedicated to providing assistance in the treatment and rehabilitation of children suffering from diseases. A cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan was signed in 2002. In the 13 years of effective, over 300 children have been treated in Germany. Presently, another 24 children are in various stages of treatment in Germany.

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