Uzbekistan's Health Minister Amrillo Inoyatov delivered a presentation at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, wherein he discussed the crucial elements of prevention, preparedness, and response to pandemics. During this presentation, Inoyatov elaborated on the measures in Uzbekistan to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak and the country's efforts to prepare for potential future pandemics. Collaborating with international organizations and neighboring countries, Uzbekistan is striving to achieve these goals.
Amrillo Inoyatov put forth several recommendations for pandemic prevention and preparedness, emphasizing the need to enhance anti-epidemic measures, coordinate early detection, treatment, and prevention of COVID-19 patients, and explore the importance of secondary immunity in preventing re-infection.
It's crucial that we take steps to fully manage and contain the coronavirus outbreak. Additionally, it's important to invest in researching and enhancing our anti-epidemic protocols, while also coordinating early identification, treatment, and prevention of coronavirus cases,
the Minister said.
He also underlined the significance of long-term protection against mutated strains of the virus and the development of new vaccines. Moreover, Inoyatov stressed the importance of establishing a virus and cell bank, researching natural reservoirs of potentially dangerous viruses, and advancing nano-medicine in virology.
The minister's presentation underscored the significance of effective pandemic prevention and preparedness strategies and the importance of international collaboration and sustained research in this area.
Earlier, Daryo reported that as part of the USA - Uzbekistan Healthcare Week, the two countries have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the republic's access to safe and quality TB and other medicines. The MoU indicates that Uzbekistan has agreed to become a partner of the United States in the field of global health security. This partnership will address the health security capacity gaps identified in Uzbekistan's Joint External Evaluation Report and National Action Plans for Health Security and One Health. The U.S. Government Agencies will utilize their current resources to provide Uzbekistan with technical support and cooperation, with the aim of enhancing their preparedness for and response to future pandemics and health security threats.