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Monday, March 14, 2022 - 7:00am

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, March 14, 2022 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) opened a Resource Center for Nutrition and Evidence-Based Medicine at the Avicenna Tajik State Medical University (ATSMU).  This is part of a close partnership between USAID, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of Tajikistan and the ATSMU to strengthen Tajikistan’s healthcare system.

The Resource Center for Nutrition and Evidence-Based Medicine will be a center of excellence on nutrition and healthcare research and promotion.  Drawing on global examples of best practices, the center will give both undergraduate and graduate students new ways to improve the  quality of medical services throughout the Republic of Tajikistan, including information on ways to reduce child malnutrition and other related health issues in the country.

USAID Builds COVID-19 Genomic Sequencing Capability in Tajikistan
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 11:15pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will refurbish Tajikistan’s only COVID-19 specific genomic sequencing machine to test for COVID-19 variants. The genomic sequencing machine will be rendered operable with USAID’s donation of equipment, supplies, and new training at the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population.

USAID Celebrates Accomplishments in Regional Trade and Employment
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 11:15pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the successful completion of its five-year regional Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Activity.  The activity facilitated Central Asian exports and increased employment in horticulture, tourism, and transportation and logistics services.  The activity successfully increased competitiveness and expanded trade in these sectors within the region and beyond.

The United States government donates nearly 2.5 million doses of the COVID vaccines to Tajikistan
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 6:30am

Today, the United States — through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) — delivered an additional 153,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Tajikistan. Later this week another shipment of 146,520 doses will arrive for a total donation of 299,520 doses this week. These deliveries have been made possible through COVAX, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.  This week’s deliveries bring the total U.S. government donation of Pfizer (823,680) and Moderna (1,622,500) vaccine doses in Tajikistan to 2,446,180.

The U.S. Government Supports National Food Fortification Initiative in Tajikistan
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 5:30am

U.S. Ambassador John Mark Pommersheim opened a roundtable discussion today on Tajikistan’s efforts to ensure mothers and children have greater access to nutritious food.  He was joined by officials from the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population, the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, Tajik Parliament, UNICEF, World Food Programme, and international and local non-governmental organizations. 

Peter Riley Sworn-in as the USAID Mission Director in Tajikistan
Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 11:30pm

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.

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. 

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