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Friday, August 7, 2020 - 11:45am

Dushanbe, August 7, 2020 — Today, U.S. Ambassador John Mark Pommersheim participated in an online conference to celebrate the accomplishments of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV Central Asia Flagship program over the last five years and introduce USAID’s new HIV activity, which aims to help 95 percent of people living with HIV know their status and get 95 percent of those people onto HIV treatment.  These USAID activities support the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and UNAIDS goals.

Over the past five years, USAID tested 55,500 people for HIV.  About 1,900 of them learned that they were HIV positive, and 2,900 people started life-saving treatment. To address fundamental factors that drive HIV transmission and impede the engagement of people living with HIV and key populations in effective prevention and treatment programs, USAID focused its activities in Dushanbe, Districts of Republican Subordination, and Sughd province, which have with the highest disease growth rates in the country. 

U. S. Government Fosters Transboundary Water Cooperation between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 2:00am

U.S. Ambassador John Mark Pommersheim participated in an event to celebrate the opening of the Agency of Land Reclamation and Irrigation’s renovated conference hall, and a ceremonial  handover of a wheel excavator for the Tajik Isfana Small Basin Council  in Jabbor-Rasulov district of Sughd province, both of which were supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) at a cost of $125,000

HIV
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 1:30am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) completed its successful HIV Flagship program in Central Asia. In Kazakhstan, the program included HIV testing, linking HIV-positive people with social services, and introducing self-tests to East Kazakhstan and Pavlodar regions.

End TB Uzbekistan
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 3:15am

Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the non-governmental organization, Republican Informational Educational Center (RIEC) “INTILISH,” announced the launch of a new $1 million USAID-funded End Tuberculosis (TB) Uzbekistan activity. Through the new activity, USAID will support INTILISH’s efforts to combat TB, especially hard to treat drug-resistant (DR) TB. 

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons in Turkmenistan
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 12:15am

Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. To mark this important day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia program, with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Turkmenistan, the USAID-funded Governance Support Program, International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the National Working Group on countering human trafficking in Turkmenistan is launching a “100 Days Against Human Trafficking” public awareness campaign.

Safe Migration in Central Asia
Thursday, July 30, 2020 (All day)

Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.  To mark this important day, USAID’s Safe Migration in Central Asia, implemented by Winrock International, is launching a social media campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking in Kazakhstan.

USAID Partners with the Government of Tajikistan to Improve the Health of over 1.5 Million People
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 4:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the completion of the Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition activity that over the past five years has improved the health and nutrition of women and children in western Khatlon.

Trade
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 1:15am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of the new $18.9 million USAID Agribusiness Development Activity that will support private sector-led growth in agriculture and related sectors in Uzbekistan.

Trade
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 11:30pm

On July 2, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a hotline for Turkmen producers of fresh fruits and vegetables to facilitate export of their products. 

Coronavirus
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 4:00am

The United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) in Kazakhstan, announced the procurement of essential laboratory equipment and supplies to support the Government of Kazakhstan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Government delivered supplies valued at $300,000 to support the COVID-19 emergency response in Kazakhstan through USAID’s Local Health System Sustainability Project. 

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Last updated: June 16, 2020

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