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August 21, 2015

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. Kyrgyz Association of Tour Operators (KATO) presented a comprehensive electronic catalog of places to stay for tourists in Kyrgyzstan and results of the project.

The catalogue is the first nation-wide accessible electronic database of hotel services (tourist accommodation) in Kyrgyzstan. It contains contact information, prices and pictures of 290 different hotels, guest houses, yurt camps, mountain lodges, etc. throughout the country.

KATO together with PAIDA SOFT launched a special website – www.myroom.kg – for the database. In addition, KATO will provide its members with the directory on CDs for distribution during exhibitions and meetings.

The catalogue is useful for both local and foreign tourists. Moreover, it will support small and medium accommodation businesses by directly connecting the tourists and tour agencies. Each member of KATO can conclude an agreement with the website for online booking services.

May 8, 2015

The USAID Business Growth Initiative (BGI) Project is pleased to offer its first edition of our newsletter, through which we regularly communicate BGI activities with our implementing partners and our public and private sector counterparts. This edition will give you the latest updates on BGI’s activities and events, both past and future. 

Visit to a seedlings farm in Southern Kyrgyzstan, a beneficiary of USAID Agro Horison Project
April 6, 2015

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic – Jonathan Stivers, Assistant Administrator of the Asia Bureau of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is visiting the Kyrgyz Republic April 4-7, 2015.  Stivers oversees USAID assistance in 32 countries in Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific Islands, and manages a bureau and overseas staff of approximately 1,200 development professionals.  This is Assistant Administrator Stivers' first visit to the Kyrgyz Republic.

The new project will support better nutrition practices for mothers and young children
March 17, 2015

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. On March 19, 2015 the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching its new SPRING Project, aimed at improving maternal and child nutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic. The launch brings representatives of the Ministry of Health together with national health organizations, the Ministries of Education and Agriculture, oblasts and local government representatives, non-governmental and international organizations. The event is from 9am – 1pm at the Golden Tulip Hotel, 37 Isanova Street in Bishkek.

SPRING is a five-year project aimed at reducing malnutrition, preventing stunting, and reducing anemia in women and children. SPRING will support the Kyrgyz Republic, helping to implement internationally recommended nutrition practices and policies. The SPRING project will encourage better nutrition-related behavior, enhance diet quality and diversity, and support evidence-based nutrition policy.

The little participant of the USAID information event on TB prevention in Bishkek
March 17, 2015

March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day. To commemorate this date during the entire month of March USAID is supporting events aimed at preventing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) and at informing citizens about this issue. The slogan of the month is “Together we can defeat TB!”

March 13, 2015

The Kyrgyz Republic has one of the highest rates of drug resistant tuberculosis in the world. Nevertheless, like their colleagues in other countries of the former Soviet Union, the Kyrgyz TB specialists are skeptical of the safety and effectiveness of outpatient care. For decades their TB programs mandated lengthy inpatient treatment under the assumption that hospitalization reduces the potential of TB transmission in the general public and guarantees treatment during the most critical phase of therapy.

To provide an evidence base for policy reform and national scale-up of ambulatory treatment in April 2012, the USAID Quality Health Care Project (QHCP) initiated a pilot project introducing outpatient treatment for TB patients in the Issyk-Ata district of Chui Oblast. The project trained local health personnel on modern standards of detection, diagnosis, treatment, patient education and counseling. The project also introduced the latest molecular diagnostics technology (GeneXpertTM) for rapid detection of TB and drug resistance among TB patients.



Water and Hope Flow Back into Kyrgyzstan's Hard-Hit South

March/April 2013
Renovation of Soviet-era irrigation system brings 10,000 hectares of farmland back to life.


Environmental Awareness: The Roots of Peace

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Earth Days bridge dialogue and action, addressing conflict over natural resources in Kyrgyzstan.

Last updated: August 24, 2015

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