Project HOPE, a global health education and humanitarian assistance organization, has delivered much needed medicines to the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan.
The humanitarian aid, donated by Project HOPE’s partners, is valued at more than USD $2.2 million, and includes antibiotics and antifungal medicines to treat a wide variety of bacterial and fungal infections, as well as medical supplies.
The donated medicines were handed over to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan in a ceremony today. The Minister of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Anvar Alimov, the U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Pamela L. Spratlen, and representatives of USAID and partner organizations, members of the media, and other guests also attended the ceremony.
“We have been working in close partnership with Project HOPE to address the country’s most critical health care needs since 1999, and thanks to Project HOPE, we have received much needed medicines and medical supplies valued at over $103 million,” said Mr. Alimov.
“Thanks to the generosity of Project HOPE’s corporate partners, we were able to secure crucial medicines and medical supplies for communities throughout the country,” said Mariam Sianozova, HOPE’s Regional Director for Central Asia. “We are also very grateful for the support provided by Uzbekistan Airways, who once again has played a key role in providing cargo space for this shipment and ensuring its safe delivery to the country.”
The donated pharmaceuticals will be distributed by the Ministry of Health’s regional health departments, which serve more than seven million residents throughout Uzbekistan’s Bukhara, Kashkadarya and Surkhandarya regions and are expected to benefit nearly 7,000 patients in need.
Project HOPE has facilitated delivery of more than USD $103 million in donated pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to Uzbekistan since its independence in 1991.
About Project HOPE
Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Identifiable to many by the SS HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now provides medical training and health education, and conducts humanitarian assistance programs in more than 30 countries. Visit our website, www.projecthope.org and follow us on Twitter @projecthopeorg .
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