Policy responses for Uzbekistan - HSRM


Policy responses for Uzbekistan

1. Preventing transmission

The section on PREVENTING TRANSMISSION includes information on key public health measures that aim to prevent the further spread of the disease. It details how countries are advising the general public and people who (might) have the disease to prevent further spread, as well as measures in place to test and identify cases, trace contacts, and monitor the scale of the outbreak.

1.1 Health communication

6-Feb-20: A Risk Communication Campaign was conducted in partnership with WHO, the Ministry of Health and the Public Health Agency. Risk communication training was conducted for all risk communication officers from provinces, at the request of Ministry of Health.

20-Mar-20: Ministry of Health launched the COVID-19 Call Centre with the number 1003.

20-Mar-20: WHO animated wash hands/awareness clips released in Russian and Uzbek. These clips were broadcast on 5 channels approximately 7-8 times per day, and posted on the Koronavirus.info website.

24-Mar-20: Ministry of Health launched the http://coronavirus.uz/ website, which provides the latest updates on the situation in Uzbek and Russian, along with providing links to WHO and UNICEF.

23-Apr-20: Uzbekistan launches the electronic clinic "Ask a Doctor", operating in Uzbek and Russian languages.

A new call center has opened in Tashkent to help handle questions about the coronavirus and self-isolation, Central Asia News reported on July 9 (https://eurasianet.org/dashboard-coronavirus-in-eurasia).