17 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS JULY 2014 Editorial | Expert Point of View | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events New WGO Member Society: Society of Pediatrics Gastroenterologists and Dietician of Uzbekistan Altinoy Kamilova, MD Head of Gastroenterology Department of the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Pediatrics President of the Society of Pediatrics Gastroenterolgists and Dietician of Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan is located in the central part of Central Asia in a beautiful oa-sis between two rivers: the Amudarya and Syrdarya. This truly fantastic country charms at first sight. The beauty of its nature captures emerald green foliage on a background of the blue sky and white clouds. There is also an abundance of ancient monu-ments and its ancient architecture. Uzbekistan has a rich and diverse natural environment. Uzbekistan is Central Asia’s most populous coun-try. Its 30,183,400 citizens comprise nearly half the region’s total popula-tion. The population of Uzbekistan is very young: 34.1% of its people are younger than 18 (2008 estimate). About 120 nations and nationali-ties live on its territory. According to official sources, Uzbeks comprise a majority (80%) of the total popula-tion. The capital city is Tashkent. The city possesses the highest economical, scientific and cultural potential in the country. After gaining Independence in 1991, Uzbekistan medicine rose to a new world level. The main aim of the measure in the field of health care is to provide all sectors of the popula-tion qualified medical care. The Society of Pediatrics Gastroen-terologists and Dietician of Uzbeki-stan was created in July 2008. The founders of the Society are pediatri-cians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases in children and matters of nutrition in various diseases of chil-dren. The Society collaborates with local, regional and international stake holders and partners like the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ecological move-ment of Uzbekistan and WGO. Activities of the Society: Administrative • Acquired legal registration license from the Justice Ministry of Uz-bekistan. • Developed logo and stamp of the Public Society “Pediatrics Gas-troenterologists and Dietician” of Uzbekistan. • Employed secretariat and opened an office for the association. • Networking and communicat-ing with MOH, local, regional, international organizations, and universities. • Periodic reporting of activities to the Internal Audit Commission. • Currently we have reached 14 mem-bers and we are recruiting more. • Established communication lines with similar organizations in the CIS and Europe. Purpose and Objectives • To promote the development of projects and programs aimed at solving problems in the field of gastroenterology and nutrition. • Promotion of the achievements in the field of medicine gastroenterol-ogy and nutrition. • The provision of scientific and methodological and practical as-sistance in the field of Pediatric A meeting of the Society where we discuss the analysis of difficult patients.
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