INFORMATION DIGEST - PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN -December 30, 2015

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EXPORT.. 2

Uzbek pharmaceutics are planning to increase export deliveries by 20%.. 2

2016 YEAR - THE YEAR OF HEALTHY MOTHER AND CHILD.. 2

Highlights of the New Year 2


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Uzbek pharmaceutics are planning to increase export deliveries by 20%

The national pharmaceutical industry keeps expanding its export horizons. Even today, a week before the New Year, the companies under the O’zpharmsanoat Company predict the increase in export deliveries by 18.3%.

Over the years of independence, Uzbekistan’s pharmaceutical industry has developed into 119 enterprises. Their products make up more than 40% of the domestic market.

The volumes of pharmaceutical production have increased more than 100 times - from 46.9 million soums to 574.2 billion soums last year as a result of the measures on the support of domestic producers and channeling foreign investments. It is estimated that by the end of 2015 Uzbekistan will produce pharmaceutical products worth 670 billion soums with 22% growth rate. Today, there are registered 1,447 drugs in 90 pharmacotherapeutic groups and 30 dosage forms, which cover 43% of domestic demand. (currency rates of CB RU from 30.12.2015   1$= 2809.98 soums)

The pharmaceutical industry of Uzbekistan is considered a very promising area of investment. The country has sufficient labor and energy capacity, and a great opportunity to enter the space of the CIS countries. The growing domestic market is another important factor, where the share of domestic products is expected to exceed 60% in the near future.

The amount of domestic and foreign investment has been actively growing accodringly. In 24 years of independent development, more than $283 million has been channeled in the industry, including $97.7 million of direct foreign investments. It is estimated that in 2015 the industry disburses $112 million.

The abovementioned factors have been contributing to the expansion of export horizons. According to a representative of O’zpharmsanoat, despite the reduction of supplies to Russia and Kazakhstan due to the global crisis, they managed to arrange exports to other countries in a short time, which are estimated to reach $11 million. The situation with a decrease in purchases of Uzbek medical products in these two countries was predictable, so the domestic companies have begun to gradually refocus production on other markets since the end of last year.

This year, along with Russia and Kazakhstan, Uzbek enterprises have been supplying their products to Georgia, Turkey, South Korea, Afghanistan and Azerbaijan. The work on the reorientation of deliveries has yielded the positive outcomes: the total volume of contracts concluded for the supply of products in the coming year has exceeded the rates of 2015 by14.7%.

Uzbek exports are represented by infusion solutions, antibiotics, bandages, herbal drugs, and other medicines. More than 200 products by 15 Uzbek enterprises have been registered in 12 countries around the world.

The list is tending to expand as the outcome of the ongoing campaign on the introduction of the international GMP standard (Good Manufacturing Practice) at Uzbek enterprises. It allows problem-free export of goods to any country in the world. To date, it was introduced by eight Uzbek enterprises, and 42 companies have introduced the quality management system ISO 9001.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

2016 year - The year of healthy mother and child

Highlights of the New Year

Special attention will be paid to creation of a healthy spiritual environment in the families within the State program “The year of healthy mother and child”.

In his resolution, President Karimov had determined priority tasks, which will have to be taken into account in the elaboration and implementation of the State program for the year 2016 “The year of healthy mother and child”.

Improvement of legislation and normative-legal base is defined as one of the principal tasks. Numerous issues related to protection of family, maternity and childhood, protection of women’s rights, raising their role in the upbringing of a healthy child, as well as consolidation of the institute of family as the foundation of a strong flourishing state will find their legal solutions.

Work will have to be continued on the creation of necessary social, living and medical conditions for the population. Particular attention will be paid to women living in remote and hard to access locations. Building new modern houses and social infrastructure facilities in rural areas, provision of improved quality drinking water and gas, raising the quality of services for rural population will be continued.

Also in the center of attention is consolidation of material and technical basis and personnel potential of medical establishments. Priority attention will be attached to perinatal and screening centers. The Ministry of Health will have to more actively work on raising the efficiency of family out-patient hospitals and rural health units, increasing the number of health visitors, improving the qualification level of obstetrician gynecologists and pediatricians, and the medical awareness of the population. Solutions will be found to pressing issues of improving the psycho-physiological condition of pregnant women, relevant care about young mothers and children and ensuring quality and caloric intake of nourishment.

A complex of measures will be elaborated on broad popularization of physical education and sports among the youth, involving the youth, especially girls in rural areas into regular sporting exercises.

The main social program of the year should include a complex of measures on the creation of a healthy spiritual environment in the families, specifically, the atmosphere of mutual respect, kindness and love between spouses, parents and children, mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law, and among neighbors. These issues are viewed as the most important prerequisites for further consolidation of peace, tranquility and prosperity in the country.

Formation of physically healthy and intellectually developed girls – future mothers – will take a major place in the program. In this aspect will be found solutions to current issues of ensuring their compulsory education at academic lyceums and colleges, mastering modern knowledge and occupations, shaping of resistant beliefs and independent thinking as the main preconditions for holding a decent place in life and creation of a healthy and strong family.

Development of a network of pre-school educational establishments will take a special place along with radical improvement the level of training children at schools, ensuring high quality of primary education and introduction of advanced teaching and information-communication technologies.

Measures on employment of college graduates, in the first place girls, increasing the volumes of credits for youth for starting their own business, as well as mortgage and consumer credits for young families will constitute an integral part of the program. Provision of employment of the population is considered as an important factor of ensuring people’s welfare and wellbeing.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

 

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