Priority area Health Tangible progress made

The quality of health care in Uzbekistan has worsened since the country gained independence. The medical infrastructure suffers from outdated technology and inefficient systems.

Mother and child ward in the hospital in Almalik, Uzbekistan

Mother and child ward in the hospital in Almalik, Uzbekistan

Mother and child ward in the hospital in Almalik, Uzbekistan

Germany is helping Uzbekistan's government in its efforts to implement its programme of reforms in the health sector. The aim is to provide comprehensive access to healthcare services for all people in Uzbekistan in a system that discriminates against no-one. Work is underway, for example, on transforming the hospitals in the provincial capitals into modern medical centres. The technical equipment is being upgraded and staff are being trained.

Further important priority areas of Germany's and Uzbekistan's development cooperation are increasing the use of digital technology in healthcare, reducing the incidence of tuberculosis and improving maternal and child health. Activities are focused on the Aral Sea region.