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USAID Opens a Resource Center for Nutrition and Evidence-based Medicine at Avicenna Tajik State Medical University
March 14, 2022

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) opened a Resource Center for Nutrition and Evidence-Based Medicine at the Avicenna Tajik State Medical University (ATSMU).  This is part of a close partnership between USAID, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of Tajikistan and the ATSMU to strengthen Tajikistan’s healthcare system.

March 9, 2022

At the tender age of 17, Zulfiya Ergasheva from Tajikistan’s Panjakent stood up for her constitutional right to education after recovery from tuberculosis. Zulfiya Ergasheva had always dreamed of wearing white scrubs and helping people recover from disease. On a serene autumn day in September 2019 in Tajikistan’s mountainous Panjakent, Zulfiya was celebrating her first month in the nursing department of a local medical college. However, her spirit was broken when she noticed her health was deteriorating. Zulfiya experienced a severe loss in energy and strength, and she started to suffer from symptoms similar to those her brother had felt— cough, weight loss, and night sweats. Zulfiya’s brother, Ismoil, was being treated for drug-resistant tuberculosis at the time. Zulfiya went to see a doctor and after a series of tests, was also diagnosed with drug-resistant tuberculosis.  

USAID Builds COVID-19 Genomic Sequencing Capability in Tajikistan
February 28, 2022

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will refurbish Tajikistan’s only COVID-19 specific genomic sequencing machine to test for COVID-19 variants. The genomic sequencing machine will be rendered operable with USAID’s donation of equipment, supplies, and new training at the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population.

February 3, 2022

Worldwide, over 14 percent of patients with drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) do not complete their course of anti-TB medication. This, along with other factors, including inappropriate treatment regimens, are contributing to the rise of DR-TB, a form of TB that does not respond to traditional anti-TB drugs. Previously, patients with DR-TB typically have had to take a long course of therapy that was often poorly tolerated and with painful daily injections. 

USAID Celebrates Accomplishments in Regional Trade and Employment
January 20, 2022

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the successful completion of its five-year regional Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Activity.  The activity facilitated Central Asian exports and increased employment in horticulture, tourism, and transportation and logistics services.  The activity successfully increased competitiveness and expanded trade in these sectors within the region and beyond.

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Last updated: March 14, 2022

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