This week, the Ministry of Health has launched a mass medical examination of children for helminth diseases and their treatment.
Measures are being taken within the Action Plan for the prevention and treatment of helminthiasis in children in Uzbekistan for 2015-2018.
Medical examination and treatment will be routinely extended to all children aged 6-11. In the case of laboratory confirmation of the disease the child will be provided free of charge medicines required for treatment.
Medicines needed for de-worming of children have recently been procured.
At the same time a unified system gets introduced of monitoring and evaluation, as well as morbidity level and effectiveness of mass de-worming. It will allow to receive and process data on the prevalence of the disease and to take the necessary decisions.