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October 20, 2021

Fifty-year old Umarali Nabiyev knows both the physical pain and emotional trauma of TB. The stigma associated with having TB in Tajikistan can lead to adverse treatment outcomes. Due to a limited understanding of the cause and effective curative methods, friends and family can often avoid TB patients and shame them. The stigma contributes to delays in seeking treatment and treatment non-compliance. Umarali has had the disease twice.

October 18, 2021

Today, the United States—through the U.S. Agency for International Development—announced $2.4 million in COVID-19 assistance for Kazakhstan. This assistance will support evidence-based decision making for vaccine deployment; advance local capacity to respond to vaccine misinformation; strengthen laboratory systems to conduct COVID-19 gene sequencing; and strengthen Kazakhstan’s vaccine readiness and delivery.

A virtual seminar designed to support the development of the Ashgabat Stock Exchange
October 7, 2021

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Governance Support Program, in partnership with the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UIE), hosted a virtual seminar designed to support the development of the Ashgabat Stock Exchange and to attract investment in the country’s economy.

Lawrence Hardy II Arrives as USAID Regional Mission Director to Central Asia
October 6, 2021

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce Lawrence Hardy II, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, has arrived in Almaty as the new Regional Mission Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Central Asia. Mr. Hardy will lead USAID’s regional programs across Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. USAID Administrator Samantha Power administered the oath of office at USAID Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

USAID announces New Central Asia Trade Activity
October 5, 2021

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new $19 million five-year activity, USAID Trade Central Asia, that will be implemented in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The new trade activity will build on USAID’s decades of achievements facilitating regional trade, enterprise development, and regional connectivity. USAID Trade Central Asia will take a facilitative approach towards three strategic objectives, providing the public and private sector with technical assistance to achieve these goals.

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