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Last updated: February 23, 2021

February 22, 2021

Kazakhstan is among the 30 countries in the world with the highest burden of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). It is elusive and expensive to treat. USAID’s focus has therefore been on introducing new, more effective drugs, shorter treatment regimes, and shortening diagnosis to treatment time.

February 12, 2021

In the internet-age, media and digital literacy has become incredibly important the world over, as people across the globe increasingly rely on the internet for the news and other important information and updates that impact their lives. This is especially true in the era of COVID-19, where businesses and education alike currently take place online, and many societies are still adjusting to life and interactions almost exclusively conducted online. Determining what sources are trustworthy, what news is most truthful, and what videos have not been altered, has never been more important than in today’s polarized environment.

February 10, 2021

Globally, higher education is a critical stage for young women who want to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). While more women enroll in STEM majors today than they have in the past, there is still a significant lack of women’s representation in higher-paying STEM fields in Kazakhstan and many other parts of the world. Many factors, such as social norms, education, and training gaps prevent women from participating in male-dominated fields like STEM. Expanding women’s participation in male-dominated fields leads to significant economic outcomes for women, including expanded formal employment opportunities, higher incomes, and decreased gender disparities.

February 10, 2021

Growing up, Shakhlo was always trying something new – she dabbled in drawing, astronomy, physics, knitting, and more. She loved to learn, and it was this insatiable curiosity that led her to turn one of her hobbies into a career.

February 4, 2021

Odilzhan was born and raised in the Kyzyl-Kyshtak village in the Osh region of Kyrgyzstan. He has spent his entire life in Kyzyl-Kyshtak. He went to school, got married, and had four children here.

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