Uzbek Health Professionals return from TB Study Tour in the U.S.

A group of Uzbek health professionals returned this week from a 10-day visit – from July 19 to 29 – to Atlanta, Georgia. The tailored study tour focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood TB, a growing public health issue in Uzbekistan.

The Uzbek delegation, including representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the Women’s Committee and Charity Foundation for a Healthy Generation, engaged in a multitude of discussions during their visits to the Georgia Division of Public Health, the Grady Memorial Hospital Infectious Diseases Clinic, St. Joseph’s Mercy Mobile Healthcare and MedShare International.

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Uzbek Delegation at St. Joseph’s Mercy Mobile Healthcare Services. (Photo courtesy of Kelli Kramer & Merci Care)

The program included two dynamic workshops facilitated by experts from the Morehouse and Emory Schools of Medicine.  These workshops provided an opportunity to better understand differences and similarities between TB treatment and services in both countries.

An exceptional cultural program was also provided, including visits to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Ebenezer Baptist Church, a behind-the-scenes VIP tour of CNN Studios, the World of Coca Cola, Atlanta Botanical Garden, High Museum of Art and Georgia Aquarium.

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Uzbek Delegation visits Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. (Photo courtesy of USAID)