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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:30pm

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, February 8, 2018 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) works with local partners to bring a new, shorter treatment regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), recommended by the World Health Organization, to MDR-TB patients in Tajikistan. During a small ceremony, USAID Tajikistan Country Office Director Kate Crawford and National TB Program Director Asliddin Rajabov congratulated the first ten people who have successfully completed this new regimen.

The new treatment takes less than half the time of the standard treatment – nine to eleven months rather than the typical two years. This treatment is also easier for patients to tolerate and is as effective on modern multidrug-resistant varieties of the disease. This is a major step forward in the fight against TB.

Since the shorter regimens began in December 2016, 75 people from seven districts in and around Dushanbe have started this treatment. They are reporting fewer side effects than those on the standard treatment, and are recovering faster.

U.S. Government commemorates accomplishments in promoting food fortification in Tajikistan
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:45pm

USAID/Central Asia Tajikistan Country Director Katherine Crawford, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Khayriniso Yusufi, and First Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of Population Saida Umarzoda gathered government officials, donor representatives, and other key stakeholders at a ceremony to celebrate and close the three-year project, Tajikistan Technical Support to Reduce Micronutrient Deficiencies.  This project has been funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).

U.S. Government Marks World AIDS Day
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:00pm

The United States Chargé d'Affaires Kevin Covert joined the Deputy Head of Vahdat District Farzona Khojazoda and the Director of the Vahdat District AIDS Center Abdurashid Rajabov at a World AIDS Day event to help raise awareness about HIV in Tajikistan and around the world through musical performances, quizzes on HIV, and sports and drawing competitions.  

U.S. Government Celebrates Accomplishments of the USAID Quality Reading Project
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:15pm

U.S. Chargѐ d’Affaires Kevin Covert joined Deputy Minister of Education and Science Latofat Naziri, local education officials and stakeholders, implementing partners, students, librarians, and teachers to celebrate the shared accomplishments of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Quality Reading Project partnership as it closes after four years.

U. S. Government Promotes Innovative Water Management for Sustainable Development
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:30am

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, July 26, 2017 – U. S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard participated in a forum on “Innovative Water Management for Sustainable Development.” The forum, organized by the USAID Local Governance Project and chaired by the First Deputy of the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources Mr. Sulton Rahimzoda, focused on improving the quality and management of drinking water supply services in Tajikistan. More than 60 participants, including key government counterparts, representatives of the water sector, chairmen of districts and jamoats, and development partners discussed the current state of the drinking water supply in rural Tajikistan and identified ways to increase access through investment and improved management.

USAID and the National Center or Healthy Lifestyles Promotion Conduct Training for Journalists on Tuberculosis Reporting
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 2:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the National Center for Healthy Lifestyles Promotion under the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan held a two-day training on tuberculosis (TB) for Tajikistan’s journalists working with print, Internet, TV, and radio media platforms.

Internews and ARGO Address Social Needs through New Technologies
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 6:00am

Nurali Saidov, Secretary-Coordinator of the Public Council of the Republic of Tajikistan and United States Ambassador to Tajikistan Elisabeth Millard opened a three-day Media and Social Innovation Lab in Dushanbe today. Organized jointly by the Media Academy of Tajikistan, NGO Fidokor of Tajikistan, Internews in Central Asia, and the Association for Civil Society Development (ARGO) of Kazakhstan, this event brought together more than 90 experts, representatives of media, civil society organizations (CSOs) and IT specialists from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to collaborate on online tools and mobile applications to support local media, social, economic, and environmental initiatives to enhance citizens’ access to information.

U.S. Government Delivers Clean Drinking Water to Homes in Norak District
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:30am

U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard and First Deputy Chairman of Norak, Mr. Asozoda Dilshod Alimurod celebrated the opening of a new drinking water system in Daldakhuron village of Norak district. USAID representatives, district and municipality officials, village leaders, and residents also participated in the ceremony. The system provides 353 residents with clean drinking water.

"Unite to End Tuberculosis" - A National Campaign Dedicated to World Tuberculosis Day
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 1:30am

At the national 2017 World Tuberculosis (TB) Day event, U.S. Chargé d'affaires Leslie Hayden and the Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan Aziz Abdusattor Odinazoda remarked on the significant progress made toward controlling TB in Tajikistan, while acknowledging that challenges remain.  Tajikistan still has very high rates of multi-drug resistant TB, which poses a formidable challenge for TB control.

U.S. Government Opens a Commercial Greenhouse to Support Improved Agriculture and Nutrition
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:15am

U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard attended an opening ceremony for a new commercial greenhouse in Ghayrat village near Qurghonteppa. Several key stakeholders also attended the event, including Hidirzoda Makhfirat Umar, Deputy Governor of Khatlon Province.

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