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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 6:00am

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, May 22, 2017 – 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.

The Media and Social Innovation Lab is split into two parts, focusing on specific goals and activities:

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.

U.S. government commemorates accomplishments in maternal and child health in Tajikistan
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:15am

U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan Elisabeth Millard, First Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services Ms. Umarzoda Saida, and Mercy Corps Country Director Garrett Hubbard welcomed government officials, donor representatives, and other stakeholders to a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the eight-year Maternal and Child Health Project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

U.S. Government launches new Feed the Future program to support land reform efforts
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (All day)

U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard attended a launch ceremony for the new $9.7 million Feed the Future Tajikistan Land Market Development Activity Project. The ceremony was also attended by key stakeholders and other counterparts who make significant contributions to promote land use rights, including Rajabboy Ahmadzoda, Chairman of State Committee for Land Management and Geodesy of the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as representatives from Parliament and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, and the U.S. Embassy. The project will continue through August 2020.

U.S. Government Introduces New Drug to Help Save Lives of Tuberculosis Patients
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 11:30pm

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States to Tajikistan Lucy Jilka joined the First Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan Umarzoda Saida Gayrat, national health leadership, physicians, TB doctors, and stakeholders to celebrate the introduction of bedaquiline to Tajikistan. This is the first new drug approved for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) since the 1960s. U.S. company Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, created bedaquiline to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis and protect public health.  Janssen is donating 30,000 courses of this life-saving new TB drug to qualified countries.  The United States, through USAID’s Office of Global Health, is partnering with Janssen to introduce bedaquiline in Tajikistan.

U. S. Government Supports Literacy in Tajikistan
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 7:45am

U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard joined Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan Latofat Naziri, local education officials, teachers, and education stakeholders at the joint Ministry and USAID Quality Reading Project presentation of the 2016 Early Grade Reading Assessment midterm findings. The baseline data was presented in December 2014.

U.S. Government Marks World AIDS Day
Thursday, December 1, 2016 (All day)

During the week of November 27 to December 1, the United States Government hosted a series of events commemorating World AIDS Day to raise awareness of the HIV epidemic especially among vulnerable groups and to combat stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.

U.S. Government Donates Medical Supplies to Maternity Hospitals in Khatlon Province
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:15am

The United States Chargé d'Affaires Leslie Hayden, Deputy Chairman of Bokhtar District Dilafruz Mahmadalieva and Head of Health Department of Khatlon Province Saidullo Mallazoda opened the ceremony to deliver disposable medical supplies to 14 maternity hospitals in Khatlon province. The delivery was possible through support of Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Project funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). These 14 maternity hospitals serve more than one million people. The supplies are needed to improve health care services for mothers and newborns and include disposable exam and surgical gloves, syringes, cotton balls, face masks, and infusion sets.

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