28 March 2017
HONOUR THE winners
Press-conference of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan was given on 28th March 2017 in “Insoniylic” Republican research guidance centre for journalists of local mass media. Results of the competition on “The best media content about activity of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan in mass media in 2016” were summarized at the meeting.
Bright interior decoration met visitors of “Insoniylik” centre. Managers and experts of regional subdivisions, representatives of International Committee of Red Cross, Heads of Departments of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan, as well as heroes of the occasion – journalists of mass media, filled the conference room of the Centre.
-Holding of such a competition among journalists of mass media became a tradition now, - highlighted Professor Kh.Ya.Karimov, Chairman of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan, in his speech. – We conducted a focused work in order to support socially significant projects during last year. For example, in framework of implementation of “A year of healthy mother and baby” program all tasks imposed on Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan have been met. A great work has been executed such as charity, financial and moral support of the Society wards, vulnerables, seniors, disabled persons, multi-child families, assistance to population in case of emergency situations, targeted care of long-livers over 100 years. The National Society has spent about 600 million Uzbek Sums for these targets.
Jean-Jerome Casabianca, Head of Regional Delegation of the International Committee of Red Cross in Central Asia also addressed his greetings to the guests. “Our partnership strengthens and extends, - he said. - We are going to continue our cooperation on such fields as training and response in case of any emergency situation, extension of International Humanitarian Law, training of population on premedical first aid treatment skills”.
Thus very emotional moment comes. Winners of “Best coverage of International Movement and Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan activity in mass media in 2016” are invited on stage. A presentation of materials submitted by journalists for competition introduced to attention of attendants. Judges decided winners in all categories – newspaper, radio, television and website. About two hundred materials considered.
Special prizes and awards of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan awarded to 12 winners of the competition - journalists of radio, newspaper, television and online media. Including - D.Babajanova, executive editors of “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper; K.Boymuradova, “Ishonch” newspaper reporter; T.Klimova, reporter of Karakalpakstan republican newspaper “Karakalpakstan News”; Sh.Abzalova, Kh.Yunusova, M.Oppokkhujaeva, correspondents of radio channels “Tashkent”, “Makhalla” and “Uzbekistan”; E.Deberdeev, editor of news program “Poytaht” NTRK; Sh.Khudoyberdiev, reporter of “Makhalla” TV channel; U.Kholbekov, executive editor of Jizzak regional television; Kh.Kadyrov and I.Avvalboyev, reporters of News Agency “Turkiston-press”; T.Rakhmatullaev, editor of “Uzbekistan News” website.
At the same day new competition on “the best coverage of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan activity in mass media in 2017” has started.
21 March 2017
GREETING OF NAVRUZ
Celebration of light, warm weather and vivification - Navruz has always been, and remains the most traditional and truly national festival. It is dear for all of us because it embodies such timeless values as humanism and mercy, mutual supportiveness and open heartedness. This spring celebration is dear and near to heart of each person by its humanistic spirit. Targets and tasks of Navruz are congruent with the ideas of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan - the oldest and most popular humanitarian organisation of the country and which celebrates its 92 anniversary this year.
We are going to meet this anniversary with strong workforce capacity and broad-spectrum activity in direction of support of socially important national programs. I would like to mention with great satisfaction that International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies give a high rating to activity of our organization. “Your National Society conforms with all criteria and is among 50 progressive National Societies” – sais message from reputed international organisation. Experts give positive assessment of the organization activity in direction of training of the population on first-aid treatment in case of possible emergency situations, extension of International Humanitarian Right, development of voluntary service movement. And this is merit of all of us.
This year 2017 announced as “Year of dialog with the People and Human interests”. Consequently, activity of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan would pay special attention to strengthening of targeted aid to wards, giving financial and moral support to multi-child families, improvement of healthy lifestyle, upgrade of medical culture in families, support of motherhood and childhood. Our Society has strong and solid potential for implementation of all large-scale projects.
Dear friends, in this bright day, please accept the best wishes of good health, joy and luck, prosperity and welfare for your families. May your home be brighten with shine of goodness and peace!
the Red Crescent Society
25 February 2017
Jizzak. Command Post Exercise carried out in Gallaoral district on 23-25 February 2017. District Emergency Management Subdivisions, district Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan experts and sanitary brigades of medical college took part in it.
Purpose of the exercises is inspection of specialist services readiness for possible emergencies and remedying of its consequences, improvement of first-aid treatment skills in framework of implementation of “Integrated Program on arrangements for further improvement of efficiency of measures on preventing of emergency situations caused by earthquakes including enhanced training of population for actions in case of emergency”.
As per scenario, at first day of maneuvers sanitary brigades started evacuation of “Madaniyat” makhalla injured population to safe area – building of college located at “Bulokboshi” citizens meeting area. Provided first-aid treatment for conditionally injured, more than 30 multi-child and needy families received food products and humanitarian aid. Rescue operations took place on territory of Gallaaral medical association. Coordinated operations of civil protection services and efficient field work of regional emergency situation administration personnel. Members of sanitary brigades of Gallaaral district organization of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan also showed good qualification and excellent work.
As a part of maneuvers, demonstrational seminars were organized for employees of various organizations and institutions of the region. Matters of training and actions in case of emergency situation were discussed, as well as organization of sanitary brigades, provision of specialised uniform for them and training for first-aid treatment skills. At the last day of maneuvers, practical seminar for students of Gallaaral medical college and sanitary brigades was hold. Participants have got comprehensive knowledge of international humanitarian law, history of development and activity of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan.
19 January 2017
PARTNERSHIP FOR MERCY
Framework cooperation agreement between Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan and International Committee of Red Cross was signed at Headquarters of National Society on 19th January 2017.
During next two years partnership shall be maintained under management of Mr. Jean-Jerome Casabianca, new Head of Regional Representation of International Committee of Red Cross in Central Asia.
As it was mentioned at the beginning of the meeting, effective partnership of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan and Regional Representation of International Committee of Red Cross strengthened day by day.
We would like to remind that International Committee of Red Cross in Uzbekistan provides support in strengthening of the Society opportunities, promotion and reinforcement of Basic principles of International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent. Partnership links in such directions as extension of International Humanitarian Law, trainings and emergency response, including first-aid issues are established.
This year which is announced by the President of the country as “Year of dialog with the People and Human interests”, as part of signed Agreement, holding of seminars, meetings, roundtable discussions, research and practice conference with participation of representatives of governmental authorities and administrations, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Education, non-governmental non-commercial organisations and makhalla enthusiasts.
The Agreement provides implementation of projects on Emergency Situations on field of trainings on first-aid treatment for the population and children in makhallas and schools, purchase of equipment, provision of essentials for schools for cases of possible emergency situations. Traditional field exercises for National Team on Emergency Response of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan would take place. Competition “Young Rescuer” and training on first-aid treatment for sanitary brigades are provided. During implementation of the project, training workshop for executive personnel of regional and district organisations would be held.
18 January 2017
Meeting of humanitarians organized as a part of implementation of “DIPECHO-9” Project by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. We would like to remind that the Project financed by Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO).
Improvement of legislation on disaster response on national and regional level is one of intended targets and tasks of the conference. Participants also discussed issues of regional partnership and sharing of best practices between partners in the context of training and disaster response providing reduction of risks in the region.
Representatives of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan appeared at the forum with presentation of executive documents on emergency prevention and response. Reports on promotion of “Assistance and control of international aid in case of emergency and support in conducting of primary emergency relief Act” were read. CIS Interstate Parliamentary Assembly accepted this document. A Memorandum on common understanding was signed in the course of the meeting.
4 January 2017
TRAINING OF YOUNG RESCUERS
DIPECHO IX Project on “Consolidation and strengthening of disaster risk reduction activity by reinforcement of capability of communities, schools and institutes to stand against emergency situations” has started in Andijan region.
Target of the Project is to train children for correct actions in case of emergencies. Pupils of four secondary schools of Andijan are involved into the project. “Young Rescuer” Courses were organized for 7th grade pupils. For better understanding of educational materials 2-days training was organized for young rescuers. There children gained theoretical knowledge of first-aid treatment in case of emergency. The children could apply practically this knowledge during interactive training working as mixed small teams. Now teachers and participants of “Young Rescuer” course may share knowledge gained during the training with their friends and relatives. In framework of the project, secondary schools received equipment and tools required in case of possible emergency. Evacuation training in educational institutions would provide more thorough preparation for emergency situations. It will take place twice a month as per a schedule.
ADOPTION OF BEST PRACTICES
In our new section we would like to bring to your notice materials on effective activity practice of leading experts of humanitarian organization. Today we would like to tell you about experience of Tashkent City Organization. Since 1991 its permanent head is Umida Kabulovna Mukhamedova.
- Many things in our work depend on manager able to build real team competent in all twists and turns of our job, set targets and achieve them. Everybody knows that personnel pursue the set goals. Together with me, side by side, work more than 40 employees. Each of them worthy to be praised for their high professionalism, ability to work with total efficiency. We are a team and these are not just words. There is a concept of intersubstitutability. Therefore, my employees can always rely on each other. If for some reason any expert is not able to come to work others would carry out his/her responsibility. Separate issue is an employee pool. Special attention our organization pays to recruiting of principled, honest, hard-working, initiative personnel with superior human qualities. We are trying to give them concept of statutory regulations, governmental programmes, their implementation at high level or invest best efforts to their implementation. Owing to purposeful work, we employ people who understand significance of social protection and social partnership.
Another important issue is implementation of tasks on formation of financial base fund and great assistance we get from development of annual and semi-annual plans. By this date we exceeded annual plan for 110%. And our work in progress. There is another fact promoting efficiency of work. We make partnership agreements with profiled services in accordance with target-focused plan and this creates favorable terms for the system work with all focus areas. Our activity consists of five important areas. Each of them serves human interests. And it means that efficiency of its implementation totally depends on our dedication.
Navoiy. Since the childhood this smiley girl wants to help people. She has chosen the most humanist profession – nurse at “Mehr-shafkat” service. Compatriots love and respect Nargiza Eshabaeva for patience, words of encouragement and competencies. She is a recipient of International Certificate of trainer on first-aid treatment skills.
Mujhiddin Sanayev, a ward of “Mehr-shafkat” service of Navoy region organization, calls Nargiza from Khatirchi district asking for help. Many years diabetes destroys his organism and the patient needs nurse assistance and a word of encouragement.
- Nargiza is amazing, kind and considerate person, - says Mukhiddin-ota – I’m very glad that there is a person I can talk to, tell about my problems. She visits us very often, brings products and medicines. We, old people, do not need much, just some care and we alive.
Nargiza Eshbaeva was born and grown in “Kamolot” mahalla of Karmaninsk region. After school she went up to medical college which graduated with honours. She heard about vacation in humanitarian organization. Human factor played important role in employment – Nargiza was notable with her knowledge of first-aid treatment of the population, history of medicine and, which important, responsible attitude to her duties is equally.
- There are 132 wards of “Mehr-shafkat” service who need constant social protection - says Nargiza. – Old people are always anxious that is why we some times should play role of psychologists. Also we must feel confident in any circumstances be it emergency situation, fire, injury.
Her regular rout is each house of the village. She visits elderly, children in multi-child families, and everywhere they meet her as a loved one who always supports and helps. This is her mission. She made her choice.
2017 IS A YEAR OF DIALOG WITH THE PEOPLE
AND HUMAN INTERESTS
New column of our information-newsletter dedicated to humanitarian activity in the interests of humanity. Managers and experts of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan will speak about significance of the mission. Our first guest is Munira Shermatovna Aripova, Chairman of Samarkand regional organization.
QUESTION: Why work in humanitarian organization is so important for you?
Ì.Sh.ARIPOVA: It is important for me because our organization activity base is worthy mission – we do everything for lavish care and mercy upon everybody. That is great responsibility. Visit each family, find out how do they live, who can we help them, listen to them, give real support. And all of that might be done only by those who really love his/her job, people with big heart and broad soul.
QUESTION: Which qualities should have the organization head?
Ì.Sh.ARIPOVA: Work in humanitarian organization requires dedication, creative approach. Head of the organization should be well-travelled, goal-oriented, skilled and at the same time sensitive, considerate, straight-talking, charitable and set the example for others. Respect his/her personnel. Self-organization and discipline, achievement drive are important qualities which the head of the organisation should have and very often those qualities are indicative of effective work. Head of the organization should provide for personnel conditions for activity, initiative, and creativeness. Having such qualities as fairness and objectivity of personnel appreciation, humanity, tacticity and honesty.
QUESTION: What should we do in order to be in-demand person?
Ì.Sh.ARIPOVA: Continue self-education. Read books. Any – specialized, educational, fiction. One of the first documents signed by our President Sh.Mirziyoyev is decree on “Creation of commission on development of publication system and distribution of book products, increase and promote reading culture”. And that is not incidentally. As literature accompanies us from childhood, shapes our worldview, thoughtway and lifestyle. In literature we can find all matters of our concern, some books became our favorite ones that we read more often then others. Thanks to good book we find our soul-mates, knowledge of contemporary literature forms intellectual potential of a person. Literature does not let us be behind the times, gives spiritual wealth and confidence, enriches language and teaches for good use of language. And that is very important in our work as we have to contact with people, set the example in all ways.
The New Year started for Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan from pleasant news. Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan has taken a worthy place in the list of 50 best National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. That is result of monitoring of the Compliance and Mediation Committee of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies activity of all 190 National Societies all over the world.
Rating of the best National Societies on various categories is formed on the basis of a number of characteristics approved by special Commission of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Federation. As it is noted in official letter of Dr. Muctarr.Jalloh, Chair of the Compliance and Mediation Committee of the International Federation, addressed to Chairman of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan, owing to actions taken and transformations brought aiming at all-round development of humanitarian activity potential our Society achieved effective results of work.
We should mention, that this is the first time when Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan included into authoritative organization rating published in information base of International Federation. And this positive result is extra incentive for further actions on improvement of quality of aid given to the people and improvement of activity on all levels for successful and dynamic development of Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan in future.