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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 7:15am

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, May 27, 2015 - U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott, Deputy Chairman of the Agency of Irrigation and Amelioration Bakhrom Gaforov, and the Isfara Water Resource Management Department participated in a handover ceremony of irrigation machinery to communities in the Isfara district of Sughd Province. The U.S. government, through USAID’s Fostering Transboundary Cooperation on Small Watersheds in Central Asia project, is helping to build partnerships that foster transboundary cooperation among water management stakeholders in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

The Central Asia Regional Environmental Centre (CAREC) implements the project, which supports creation of small basin councils (SBCs) to develop joint transboundary action plans for the sustainable development of watersheds. SBCs enhance cooperation among national and local authorities, local communities, water users, farmers, NGOs, and other interest groups.

U.S. Government Supports Health Care in Tajikistan
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 8:45am

United States Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and USAID Central Asia Deputy Mission Director David Brown, together with Tajikistan Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MOHSPP) Navruz Jaffarov, co-chaired a conference devoted to the close out of the USAID Quality Health Care Project. The event highlighted the many impacts of the project, which covered maternal and child health, reproductive health, tuberculosis (TB), and HIV, along with health care reform.

USAID Launches 2015 – 2019 Strategy for Central Asia
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 1:15am

On February 12, U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott joined USAID’s Regional Mission Director for Central Asia Jonathan Addleton to launch the United States Agency for International Development strategy for Central Asia for 2015 to 2019. Usmonali Usmonzoda, Minister of Energy and Water Resources and Jalil Pirizoda, Head of Department of Agriculture and Land Use also participated in the event, demonstrating the Tajik government’s commitment to working together to achieve the goals outlined in this new five-year commitment to Tajikistan.

USAID launches a new TB Program in Central Asia
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 8:45am

United States Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted the launch of the USAID Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program, a new regional program to improve diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in Tajikistan. This program is an extension of TB control activities initiated under past USAID projects such as TB CARE I, Quality Health Care Project and the Dialogue on HIV and TB Project.

U. S. Government Hands Over Heavy Machinery to Water Users Associations and Inaugurates New Office in Southern Tajikistan
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 1:30am

U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and representatives of USAID, along with Governor of Khatlon Province Davlatsho Gulmahmadzoda, participated in ceremonies to hand over irrigation machinery to communities in Khatlon Province.

U. S. Government Supports Early Grade Read Assessment Findings
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:15am

U.S. Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Kathleen McDonald joined Deputy Minister of Education and Science Tojinisso Makhmadova, local education officials, teachers, and international organizations at the joint Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan and USAID Quality Reading Project presentation of the 2014 Early Grade Reading Assessment Baseline findings.

U.S. Government and Aga Khan Foundation Partner to Further Development in Tajikistan
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 1:30am

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, October 30, 2014 – United States Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and Akbar Pesnani, the Aga Khan Development Network Resident Representative, signed a new global development alliance entitled Economic and Social Connections: A Multi-Input Area Development Financing Facility for Tajikistan to be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF).

U.S. Government Delivers Small Medical Equipment for Rural Clinics in Khatlon, Tajikistan
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 2:15am

U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott presented medical equipment for the people of Khatlon region to Head of the Department of organization of health services for mothers and children, and family planning of Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population Dr. Sherali Rahmatulloev.  Representatives of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Mercy Corps International participated in the ceremony along with representatives of Khatlon regional and district governments and district health center personnel.

U. S. Government Celebrates International Literacy Day
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 1:30am

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 23, 2014 U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliot joined Deputy Minister of Education and Science Tojinisso Mahmadova, local education officials, teachers, and students as School No. 4 celebrated the 48th annual International Literacy Day in Danghara District of Khatlon Oblast.

U. S. Government Delivers Water to Homes in Vahdat District
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 1:45am

 U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and Chorsu Jamoat Chairman Emom Siddikov officially handed over a new drinking water system to the residents of Ghalchagi village in Chorsu, Vahdat District. Vahdat District Chairman Amirzoda Rahmonali (TBC), USAID representatives, jamoat officials, Mahalla Committee leaders, and residents of Ghalchagi village also participated in the ceremony. The system will provide 353 residents with clean drinking water. The water infrastructure project is part of the USAID Local Governance Project, which works in 10 districts and 20 jamoats to improve the quality of local governance and service delivery.

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Last updated: December 04, 2014

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