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January 11, 2022

An Innovative Pilot Unveils New Power Trade Opportunities in Central Asia

The power systems of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic operate in parallel under an agreement to provide mutual services on power regulation and supply. With growing electricity consumption and the development of renewable energy, both countries are looking for innovative ways to strengthen cooperation and increase the security of clean energy supply to the national and regional energy markets.

December 30, 2021

Between March and September 2020, emergency COVID-19 procurement in Kazakhstan amounted to nearly $1 billion. As the crisis deepened and citizens across the country became increasingly dependent on state healthcare, activists began to question the effectiveness of public health spending.

December 28, 2021

The USAID Eliminating Tuberculosis in Central Asia activity uses state-of-the-art information technology (IT) equipment to virtually train TB specialists at the National Reference Laboratory in Kazakhstan. 

December 27, 2021

Sustainable water use is essential in the arid Central Asia region, especially for maintaining vital food security. Marat Beksultanov, founder of AgriTech Hub, launched a geographic information system (GIS) platform to help farmers, policymakers and investors of Kazakhstan’s Turkistan region make better decisions on water consumption. Combining satellite sensing technology with big data analysis, this platform optimizes field-level water productivity on Turkistan farms, and maximizes crop-per-drop yields.

December 23, 2021

“There are many rejections this year, there has never been anything like this,” says Dr. Kanymkul Amangeldievna Alzhanova, Deputy Chief Doctor for Maternal and Child Health at Shymkent Polyclinic No. 11. The doctor, who has been responsible for immuno-prevention for the past 25 years, watched disconsolately what was unfolding at the beginning of the school year. Parents, fearing that first-graders would be vaccinated against COVID-19 without their consent, turned down routine revaccinations against tuberculosis.

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Last updated: January 11, 2022

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