Uzbekistan receives $14M to finance measures against AIDS epidemic


Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Dec.1

By Demir Azizov– Trend:

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has allocated a grant worth of around $13.8 million to Uzbekistan, the country’s chief state sanitary doctor Saidmurod Saidaliev said Dec.1.

He made the remarks during the scientific and practical conference on modern approaches to diagnosis, prevention and treatment of HIV infection in Tashkent.

The grant has been allocated to finance the measures on preventing the AIDS epidemic in the country in 2016-2017, according to Saidaliev.

The chief state sanitary doctor reminded that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS financed the preventive measures worth $61 million in Uzbekistan in 2004-2015.

Currently, a three year (2015-2017) state program for preventing the spread of HIV infection is under implementation in Uzbekistan. It is planned to allocate $20 million for the implementation of this program. It envisages strengthening the material and technical base of the centers for fighting AIDS and treatment-and-prophylactic institutions.

Around 32,600 HIV-infected people have been registered in Uzbekistan, according to the country’s Health Ministry.