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Last updated: October 30, 2020

May 14, 2020

USAID’s Kazakhstan Media Campaign Addresses Stigma Associated with Tuberculosis During COVID-19

When the Government of Kazakhstan declared a state of emergency on March 15, 2020 due to confirmed cases of COVID-19, many organizations, factories, and businesses suddenly had to suspend their operations. The fear of getting sick and possibly dying of COVID-19, as well as movement restrictions instituted by the government, has had a negative impact on other important public health programs.

April 8, 2020

The media and civil society community in Kazakhstan secured a significant victory in early 2019: the government dropped discriminatory and stigmatizing provisions against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community from the draft bylaws under a newly adopted access to information-related law in Kazakhstan. This was due in large part to advocacy efforts of the USAID-funded Access to Information Program.

December 20, 2019

My name is Lyubov. I live in Almaty, Kazakhstan. I am 35 and HIV positive.  I found out about my HIV status in 2004 when I was 19. It sounded like a death sentence, and I could not believe it was happening to me. Back then, I feared I would only live for a few more years and never have children.