U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Burgess joined Governor of Sarband district Qarahon Chillaev, school teachers, parents and children to celebrate the 47th Annual International Literacy Day at School #4 in Sarband, Khatlon Oblast.
United States Ambassador Susan Elliott, Head of Department of Health, Family and Women Affairs of the Presidential Administration, Lola Bobokhojieva, Director of the Statistical Agency, Bahtiya Muhammadieva, and the First Deputy Minister of Health, Saida Jobirova, participated in the presentation of an internationally recognized Demographic and Health Survey preliminary report.
Representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) participated in a ceremony to officially open Havaskor-1 Water User Association in the Qubodiyon district. The group was formed through an open and participatory process involving small-scale and commercial farmers, community leaders, and government officials. The association is now in the process of rehabilitating on-farm canals, drains, and water control gates.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Tajik State Medical University’s department of Public Health and Medical Statistics celebrated the opening of the department’s new health resource center.
It's been a busy spring for USAID. We're actively engaging Turkmenistan in their WTO accession, strengthening the carpet export industry across Central Asia, and are moving forward on the prevention, treatment, and care of tuberculosis. We're also pleased to showcase the many ways Ambassador Elliott has been championing development in Tajikistan. Check out these and other highlights in our Spring 2013 newsletter.
Last updated: February 26, 2014