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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 11:30pm

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 31, 2017 – 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 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.

U.S. Government Recognizes Journalists in Tajikistan for Coverage of Tuberculosis
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 5:45am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population recognized journalists for best media stories covering tuberculosis (TB) during an award ceremony in Dushanbe on September 23, 2016. The ceremony was conducted in partnership with the National Center for Healthy Lifestyle.

U.S. Government Launches New Health Project to Decrease HIV Cases
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 12:30am

The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a new five-year USAID Central Asia HIV flagship project that will operate in Dushanbe, its surrounding areas, and the Sughd province. U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard and Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of Population in Tajikistan, Navruz Jafarov, opened the event which was attended by government officials, donor representatives, and other stakeholders.

U.S. Government Commemorates the Successes of USAID Land Reform and Restructuring Project
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 4:45am

The USAID Land Reform and Farm Restructuring Project hosted an event in Dushanbe to celebrate the completion of this three-year project aimed at strengthening land-use rights to help create a land market in Tajikistan. U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard and Chairman of the State Land Committee Ahmadzoda opened the event attended by donor representatives, government officials, and other stakeholders.

U.S. Government Supports Tajik Women's Role in Supply and Management of Drinking Water
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 5:45am

U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard and Chairperson of the Committee for Women’s and Family Affairs at the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan Qosimzoda Idigul Tagho welcomed participants of the Women and Water Forum.  In this forum, more than 120 partners and beneficiaries of USAID’s Local Governance Project actively discussed how rural women can and should take part in the decision making process regarding the supply and management of drinking water.  They also debated gender policy and participation of neighborhood committees in relation to delivery and management of water infrastructure projects.

US GOVERNMENT and AGA KHAN FOUNDATION OPEN NEW CROSS-BORDER TRANSMISSION LINE
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 12:45am

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, May 31, 2016 – Representatives of the governments of the United States, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, and the Aga Khan Development Network met to commemorate the connection of two villages in Afghanistan to the electricity grid of Tajikistan’s Pamir Energy Open Joint Stock Company.  Nearly 100 members of the local community gathered to celebrate the occasion.

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND AGA KHAN FOUNDATION OPEN NEW CROSS-BORDER TRANSMISSION LINE
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 7:30am

Representatives of the governments of the United States, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, and the Aga Khan Development Network< www=""> met to commemorate the connection of two villages in Afghanistan to the electricity grid of Tajikistan’s Pamir Energy Open Joint Stock Company. Nearly 100 members of the local community gathered to celebrate the occasion.< />

U.S. Government Supports Law on Farms
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 1:00am

On May 6, 2016, the USAID Land Reform and Farm Restructuring Project hosted a conference to discuss implementation of a newly established law regarding farms in Tajikistan.

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