Uzbekistan, US cooperate in public health education


TASHKENT (TCA) — U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum on November 7 participated in a signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize joint public health education and scientific research between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America, and the Tashkent Medical Academy, representing the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent said.

“Signing an MOU between CDC and one of the top medical academies in Uzbekistan is an excellent illustration of the growing cooperation between Uzbekistan and the United States in the areas of public health education and the promotion of public health principles,” Ambassador Rosenblum said at the signing ceremony.

Over the past two years, CDC’s country office in Uzbekistan has provided technical support to the Tashkent Medical Academy in developing a curriculum on “International Research and Ethics Principles in Medical Science.” Throughout the project, CDC subject matter experts from Atlanta have trained a cohort of senior faculty members on the main principles of conducting international research activities and adhering to international ethics norms. The newly designed curriculum will be incorporated into the 50 Master’s programs at the Tashkent Medical Academy and its eight branches throughout the country. This collaboration between CDC and the Tashkent Medical Academy will ultimately foster the development of Uzbekistan’s medical research capacity, expand opportunities for the development of public health programs important to both nations, and enable scientists to implement collaborative international research activities and publish results globally.

Sergey Kwan