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CDC has a long history of collaboration with Uzbekistan to better recognize and respond to public health threats. In 2003, CDC established its office in Uzbekistan to assist in modernizing national infectious disease surveillance systems, improving the country capacity in performing sound health policy analysis, and identifying updated control measures for important infectious diseases.

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Uzbekistan at a Glance

Population: 29,779,600
Per capita income: $2,910
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 73/75 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 44/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare, 2010
  1. Ischemic heart disease 32%
  2. Stroke 15%
  3. Cancer 8%
  4. Lower respiratory infections 8%
  5. Cirrhosis 5%
  6. Neonatal Encephalitis 3%
  7. Road injuries 3%
  8. Diabetes 2%
  9. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2%
  10. Tuberculosis 2%

What CDC Is Doing

  • An Integrated Biological and Behavioral Survey (IBBS) program has been successfully introduced into surveillance among MARPs and labor migrants
  • A 2012 CDC systematic review found that Uzbekistan scientists published 29.2 publications per year (the highest number among Central Asia countries) in Medline-indexed journals. CDC intends to introduce multiple programs to improve scientific output of Central Asia scientists.
  • 68.7% of the Uzbek graduates of FELTP/CAR program work in their respective government’s health system.
  • Page last reviewed: March 27, 2014
  • Page last updated: March 27, 2014
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