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Regional Mission Director Lawrence Hardy at the awards ceremony
March 25, 2022

In honor of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today held an awards ceremony to recognize journalists and bloggers for their coverage of TB. The ceremony represents the culmination of a contest to foster media coverage of TB and, in turn, bring important TB information to the public. Since January 2022, 10 items have been published and submitted for the contest.

March 25, 2022

As a child growing up in the tiny village of Baydala in northern Kazakhstan, one of Mariyash Salimgereyevna Zhakupova’s daily chores was cleaning the family’s kerosene lamp. To her small hands, it was heavy and sticky, but it had to be done, for it was the family’s only source of light once evening fell.  

March 7, 2022

The USAID-funded Human Rights Focus: Women and Children activity aims to improve human rights, enabling civil society to more effectively represent citizens’ voices, and engage with the Government of Kazakhstan to help key government institutions be more effective in their mandate and responsiveness to citizens’ needs. The activity is initially focused on the empowerment of women to actively participate in government affairs, and to protect children from bullying.

February 28, 2022

Marina Kuznechevskaya is a renowned expert in the air freight and aviation industry from Kazakhstan, with nearly two decades of work experience in international logistics and global supply chains. Marina knows the importance of her industry and the domino effect it can have if something doesn’t go according to plan.

February 10, 2022

Elena (name changed) is 35 years old and lives in Ust-Kamenogorsk, a city in East Kazakhstan.

Ust-Kamenogorsk or Öskemen city, is the capital of the East Kazakhstan region. It lies in the foothills of the Rūdnyy Altai Mountains and at the junction of the Ulba and Irtysh (Ertis) rivers. Founded as a Russian fort in 1720, it later became a center of trade with Mongolia and China and the gateway to the mineral wealth of the Rūdnyy Altai. Ust-Kamenogorsk is now a major mining hub in Kazakhstan.

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Last updated: March 29, 2022

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