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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:45pm

Bishkek – On February 8, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over the 2,200 copies of a new textbook about tuberculosis (TB) to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Science. This is the first student oriented textbook with TB data and analysis relevant to the Kyrgyz Republic and Central Asia. The textbook is aligned with international best practices and contains the most up-to-date information on this deadly disease.

The books will be distributed among six educational institutions throughout the country: the Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, the Osh State University, the Kyrgyz State Medical Institute of Retraining and Advanced Studies, and the Scientific Medical Library of the Minister of Health.

Thirty-one tour guides received certificates after completing a series of training courses organized by the Association, with support from USAID.
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 5:45am

Guides from the Kyrgyz Republic received certification from the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA), an organization that unites over 200,000 tour guides from 70 countries. Thirty-one tour guides received certificates after completing a series of training courses organized by the Association, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). WFTGA certification will help local tour guides to provide international-level service and improve tourism experiences in Kyrgyzstan -- and thus making Kyrgyzstan a more desirable destination for international tourists.

Since November, the treatments are available in the regions of Jalal-Abad, Batken, and Osh.
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 3:00am

The Ministry of Health and USAID’s Challenge TB project started to enroll patients with drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB) in new, more effective and shorter treatments nationwide. The new treatments are cheaper with fewer side effects than the previously-used standard treatment.

The advanced technology enables the center to pack and sort up to 500 tons of fruits per day.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:30am

On November 30, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and AgroProduct Asia inaugurated a world-class fresh fruit consolidation and packing center in Kadamjai rayon of Batken oblast. The facility is capable of storing 6,435 cubic meters of fresh fruits.

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), jointly with the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republican AIDS Center, and community partners, is hosting a number of events to mark World AIDS Day. These events bring a public focus to the right to health.

USAID will continue to support all participants to help them continue to use the system and promote their businesses online.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 5:30am

In November, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) conducted a series of hands-on training for Kyrgyzstani guest houses and yurt camps on registering and promoting their businesses on international booking sites. As a result, 39 new guest houses and yurt camps in Naryn and Issyk-Kul are now listed on Booking.com.

The new facility is expected to generate 155 new jobs and benefit over 1,300 families.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 3:30am

On November 16, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Farmer’s Organic Garden LLC (FOG) inaugurated a new fruit and vegetable processing facility in Suzak rayon of Jalal-Abad oblast. The upgraded processing facility expands FOG’s juice, dried fruit, pickled vegetable, jam and tomato paste production, making it the largest processing facility in the oblast. The new facility is expected to generate 155 new jobs.

USAID’s support included upgrade of the facilities, installation of equipment, adoption of international quality control (HACCP) system and other technical assistance.
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 10:00pm

New fruit drying and cold storage facilities have begun purchasing produce from farmers in and around Osh. Together, the two fruit drying facilities will process over 1,000 tons of produce per year, while the storage facility can store up to 40 tons of apples. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) partnered with several farmers to set up the processing lines, whose high quality products meet the international standards needed to export agricultural good. These new facilities are expected to benefit over 2,000 local households who can sell their fruit harvest for storage or further processing.

Tour guides play an important role in the tourism sector as they are ambassadors for the tourists visiting Kyrgyzstan.
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:15am

On October 29, 2017, 39 tour guides completed a training course on international standards for tour guides. Members of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) trained them on the best techniques to plan and conduct guided tours, as well as ways to better research, document, and relay facts about cultural and historical sites. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) organized the training as part of its broader efforts to improve tourism in the Kyrgyz Republic.

In 1800 m2 of greenhouses the women plan to grow cucumbers and tomatoes to sell during the off-season.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:30pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) assisted fifteen women farmers from mountainous areas of Osh and Naryn Oblasts to launch greenhouse vegetable production. In 1800 m2 of greenhouses they plan to grow cucumbers and tomatoes to sell during the off-season. These partnerships promote women’s entrepreneurship in agriculture and provides much needed additional income while also improving nutrition by making vegetables easily available to households in the community during times when access to vegetables is scarce.

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Last updated: October 04, 2017

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