Materials with tag «who»


Uzbekistan’s economic damage from obesity expected to rise to 4.7% of GDP by 2060
18 December 2023, 14:44

Uzbekistan’s economic damage from obesity expected to rise to 4.7% of GDP by 2060

WHO reports the average body mass index in Uzbekistan of 26.5 kg per square meter — the highest in Central Asia. By 2060, the economic loss from obesity is expected to increase to $21.6 billion, equivalent to 4.7% of GDP.

WHO warns of increased measles cases in the region, including Uzbekistan
1 May 2023, 13:24

WHO warns of increased measles cases in the region, including Uzbekistan

The WHO’s European Region, comprising Uzbekistan, has witnessed a surge in measles infections. Uzbekistan has reported 26 cases in just over three months, compared to eight in total last year. Meanwhile, Tajikistan has seen 199 confirmed cases this year, compared to 451 last year.

Uzbekistan among first nations to receive childhood cancer medications through new global platform
13 April 2023, 18:59

Uzbekistan among first nations to receive childhood cancer medications through new global platform

Uzbekistan is among the first six countries selected by the World Health Organization to receive essential childhood cancer medications through the newly launched Global Platform for Access to Childhood Cancer Medicines (GPACCM). A forum is being held in the US to prepare for its launch.


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