A Swiss–Uzbek partnership

The thread that led to a beautiful friendship: a Swiss–Uzbek partnership in medicine

Dr. Jumaniyazov learns to operate a robot in Geneva

Olimjon Saidmamatov, an Uzbek economist attending an energy conference in St. Gallen, learned that ESTHER offers grants for Institutional Health Partnerships between Switzerland and low- and middle-income countries. He came from a family of doctors and was interested in helping to close the gap between Uzbek and Swiss medicine. Saidmamatov sent an email to more than 100 doctors in Switzerland, looking for a collaborator. Read how the story continued and lead to a fruitful collaboration.