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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 1:30am

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, April 14, 2017 – 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.

To commemorate World TB Day and raise awareness about TB in Tajikistan, the United States and Tajik governments as well as national partners reaffirmed their commitment to successfully implement the World Health Organization’s (WHO) End TB Strategy, which calls for a global effort to find, treat, and cure all people with TB and accelerate progress towards the bold goal of ending TB by 2035.

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.

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.

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