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Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 4:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing additional laboratory, IT, and diagnostic equipment to the Kyrgyz Republic to help in the country’s response to COVID-19. It was announced during the official handover ceremony today with participation of Deputy Minister of Health Uluk-Bek Bekturganov. The equipment, worth 31 million KGS, will be distributed to institutions around the country as part of USAID’s support for the pandemic response.

Previously, USAID donated a GeneXpert machine, a state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that reduces COVID-19 testing time from five hours to 40 minutes, to the Ministry’s Sanitary and Epidemiological Control Department. This technology can accurately detect not only COVID-19, but also other infections such as tuberculosis. In addition, the Department received a video-conferencing system and computers to help monitor the epidemiological situation across the country more effectively.

New Mission Director Begins Work at USAID in the Kyrgyz Republic
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 1:45pm

Today, Kaya Adams assumed her duties as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director in the Kyrgyz Republic, at a swearing in ceremony at the U.S. Embassy, with participation from USAID Administrator Samantha Power, who joined the event virtually. Ms. Adams is the first permanent USAID Mission Director for the Kyrgyz Republic since 2020.   

The Kyrgyz firms signed 20 agreements and contracts to export fruits, meat, and dairy products.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 12:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored the participation of ten Kyrgyz agricultural enterprises at the UzFood-2022 exhibition in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. During the international food expo, Kyrgyz companies met with Uzbek retail chains, food and beverage suppliers. The Kyrgyz firms signed 20 agreements and contracts to export fruits, meat, and dairy products. The largest agreements covered exports of 1,700 MT of apples and 100 MT of walnuts and pistachios.

In Shagym, a new playground was built where children with disabilities can also play.
Monday, April 4, 2022 - 6:15am

In Ak-Jar and Shagym Villages of Osh Region, active citizens made it possible to install street lighting and build a new playground. These initiatives were completed in March 2022 with support from the USAID Jigerduu Jarandar Project. Initiative groups of active community members worked on improving street lighting in Ak-Jar and creating conditions for development of children in Shagym. Local activists mobilized resources, engaged local authorities and entrepreneurs, addressed legal issues, and worked with fellow villagers. 

The two-year project will also work to improve the Kyrgyz system for assisting victims of human trafficking.
Monday, April 4, 2022 - 5:45am

The Oasis Foundation has launched a new project to help survivors of human trafficking. Under the "Care for One - Care for All" project survivors will receive humanitarian, legal, psychological, and medical assistance. Oasis will also support survivors to obtain education, shelter, employment and other opportunities. The project is supported by USAID’s “Safe Migration in Central Asia” activity, implemented by Winrock International.

 As a result of this cooperation, the factory’s production capacity has increased by 15%.
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 4:30am

On March 14, 2022, the apparel factory in the Chui region village of Ninje-Chuisk celebrated its expansion through receiving 130 new sewing machines from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The ceremony was attended by Charge d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic Sonata Coulter and factory director Marat Sultanov.

USAID announced this new $1.1 million dollar initiative today during a special event in Bishkek devoted to International Women’s Day.
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 5:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with 11 crisis centers and civil society organizations to protect and assist victims of gender-based violence, as well as support efforts to prevent such violence. USAID announced this new $1.1 million dollar initiative today during a special event in Bishkek devoted to International Women’s Day.

This new project titled Ukuk Bulagy seeks to strengthen rule of law and combat corruption using a people-centered justice approach.
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 10:15am

This new project titled Ukuk Bulagy seeks to strengthen rule of law and combat corruption using a people-centered justice approach. This approach places the ordinary citizen at the core of all reforms and innovations in order to make justice systems more responsive, accountable, and transparent to the needs of the people. The formal launch of the project took place today in Bishkek with the participation of Chairs of the Constitutional Court Emil Oskonbayev, Chair of Supreme Court Zamirbek Bazarbekov, Minister of Justice Ayaz Baetov, and the U.S. Embassy Charge D’Affaires Sonata N. Coulter.

The project facilitated Central Asian exports and increased employment in horticulture, logistics services, and tourism industries. 
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 1:00am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the successful completion of its five-year regional Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs project. The project facilitated Central Asian exports and increased employment in horticulture, logistics services, and tourism industries. 

In total, the United States has now donated more than 450,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to the Kyrgyz Republic, since its first delivery in October 2021.
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 10:30pm

On January 22, the United States delivered an additional 149,760 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to the Kyrgyz Republic as part of its continued pandemic assistance. This donation was delivered through COVAX, an initiative to support equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines. 

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Last updated: April 14, 2022

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