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Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 11:30pm

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, December 2, 2021 — In an official ceremony held in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) office in Washington, D.C., Administrator Samantha Power swore-in Peter Riley as the first Mission Director for USAID in Tajikistan.

Speaking at the event, Administrator Power remarked that Mr. Riley will bring “all of his passion and skills to guide USAID/Tajikistan as it manages the largest bilateral portfolio in Central Asia and strengthens USAID’s role as a trusted partner of the Tajik people.”

Upon assuming the office, Mr. Riley committed to strengthening the partnership between the United States and Tajikistan and helping the people of Tajikistan live more prosperous lives.

Attending the event virtually from Dushanbe, the U.S. Ambassador John Mark Pommersheim noted that “the naming of the first permanent Mission Director for America’s global development agency and the establishment of a bilateral USAID mission in Dushanbe demonstrates our long-term commitment to the people of Tajikistan.”

The U.S. Government Marks World AIDS Day in Tajikistan
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 5:15am

The United States joins Tajikistan in observing World AIDS Day to support people living with and affected by HIV; raise awareness about HIV in Tajikistan and around the world; combat stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV, including vulnerable populations; and commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness since the beginning of the epidemic.

U.S. Government Exceeds Two Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Donations to Tajikistan
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 5:45am

Today, the United States delivered 117,000 out of 198,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Tajikistan for the continued fight against the COVID-19 pandemic through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the COVAX facility. The remaining 81,900 doses will arrive this week. This latest donation adds to the 325,260 Pfizer doses delivered in September, and 1.5 million Moderna doses delivered in July 2021. In total, the U.S. government has donated more than two million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Tajikistan.

USAID Mission in Tajikistan Commemorates Agency’s 60th Anniversary and 30 Years of Local Development Progress
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 6:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) marks today 60 years since it was founded by President John F. Kennedy. The Mission in Tajikistan joins a global celebration of the Agency’s 60th anniversary. For six decades, USAID has built its reputation as the world’s leader in international development by partnering with countries around the world to strengthen communities and improve lives.

U.S. Government Celebrates Achievements in Education in Tajikistan
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 3:00am

Over the course of the last five years, USAID, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan, donated 1.3 million books in the Tajiki and Russian languages to children across Tajikistan though the “Read with Me” project, which helped to improve literacy and overall education in 80 percent of the country’s schools. 

USAID and the Aga Khan Foundation Provide Water and Sanitation Access in Roshtqala District
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 3:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), through the Thrive Tajikistan: Partnership for Socio-Economic Development program, officially opened a new drinking water supply system and school latrine in Roshtqala district of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast. The drinking water supply system brings clean, reliable water directly to around 448 people in Medon and Savir villages, and the school latrine improves access to proper sanitation for close to 434 schoolchildren and teachers.

U.S. Government Provides Pfizer COBID-19 Vaccines to Tajikistan
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 6:00am

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 20, 2021 — Today, the United States—through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) — donated the first tranche, approximately 115,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Tajikistan to fight COVID-19. Later this week additional doses will arrive for a total donation of 325,260 doses. This Pfizer vaccine dose delivery to Tajikistan is part of the United States Government donation of 500 million safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses for the world through the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility.

United States Provides Additional $2.8 Million for COVID-19 Assistance in Tajikistan
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 7:45am

The United States -- through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) -- announced $2.8 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Tajikistan. The funding will support the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population’s efforts to coordinate Tajikistan’s COVID-19 vaccine readiness, delivery, and effectiveness; strengthen the capacity of healthcare workers; and optimize oxygen systems including by procuring the equipment and supplies needed for oxygen production, distribution and delivery to patients.

USAID and the Aga Khan Foundation Provide Access to Water and Sanitation
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 1:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and, through their joint Thrive Tajikistan: Partnership for Socio-Economic Development project, officially commissioned a new drinking water supply system and a latrine at School #20 in Safedoron village in Panj district of Khatlon province. This drinking water supply system will provide clean water to more than 2,700 people, and the school latrine will ensure modern sanitation services to more than 640 students and teachers, with separate spaces for males and females. 

U.S. Government Provides 1.5 Million Doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to Tajikistan
Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 11:15pm

The U.S. government provided Tajikistan with 1.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.  The vaccine doses represent humanitarian assistance from the United States for the people of Tajikistan and arrived on Monday, July 26.  This donation builds upon the $9 million in assistance the United States has provided to Tajikistan to combat COVID-19 since March 2020. The United States and Tajikistan are partners in controlling the pandemic.


Last updated: December 01, 2021

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