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Last updated: December 30, 2021

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.

December 22, 2021

Yelena Berezinskaya-Abilova is one of the 200 Public Council members across Kazakhstan who benefited from the USAID-funded Kazakhstan Rule of Law Program. Today, at the age of 50, she is a proactive businesswoman and co-founder of a social accountability initiative to protect business and counter corruption. She was born and raised in Oskemen, East Kazakhstan and spent her entire life there.