IVI and Uzbekistan


IVI Member State

On October 28, 1996, Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the United Nations, H.E. Alisher Vakhidov, signed the IVI Establishment Agreement.

On April 25, 1997, the Supreme Assembly of Uzbekistan ratified the IVI Establishment Agreement.

Record of ratification (in Russian)


Hepatitis E Disease Burden Study

In 2010, IVI conducted a Hepatitis E disease burden study in Uzbekistan, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The program objectives included:

  1. Studying Hepatitis E disease burden in Uzbekistan to determine the potential for vaccine clinical trials and vaccine demonstration projects.
  2. To identify high-risk groups and regions, and Hepatitis E risk factors.
  3. To enhance standardized Hepatitis E surveillance.

The study collected epidemiological data on Hepatitis E by following a study population of 600 individuals seeking care at health facilities in Urgench and Tashkent in 2010.