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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 6:45am

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, November 2, 2015 – USAID together with Mercy Corps and Tcell, launched Tajikistan’s first ever health messaging service called “mHealth.” The innovative service uses mobile technology to share important health information with women and their families through text messages, voice recordings, and an information hotline that women can call to ask additional questions related to health and nutrition.

United States Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Leslie Hayden, Tcell CEO Mindaugas Ubartas, First Deputy Minister of Health Lola Bobokhojieva, and Mercy Corps Country Director Ramesh Singh participated in the event. Chargé d’Affaires Hayden noted that this service is an important example of public-private partnership in Tajikistan and emphasized that positive achievements are possible through such partnerships.

USAID Delivers Polio Vaccine to Ministry of Health and Social Protection
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 11:30pm

United States Ambassador Susan M. Elliott, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection Nasim Olimov , U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Country Director Kathleen McDonald, and UNICEF Resident Representative Lucia Elmi presided over a ceremony to mark the donation of a stock of 900,000 doses of Oral Polio Vaccine to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection at the Republican Center for Immunoprophylaxis.

U. S. Government hands over irrigation machinery to support transboundary water cooperation between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 7:15am

 U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott, Deputy Chairman of the Agency of Irrigation and Amelioration Bakhrom Gaforov, and the Isfara Water Resource Management Department participated in a handover ceremony of irrigation machinery to communities in the Isfara district of Sughd Province. The U.S. government, through USAID’s Fostering Transboundary Cooperation on Small Watersheds in Central Asia project, is helping to build partnerships that foster transboundary cooperation among water management stakeholders in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

U.S. Government Supports Health Care in Tajikistan
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 8:45am

United States Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and USAID Central Asia Deputy Mission Director David Brown, together with Tajikistan Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MOHSPP) Navruz Jaffarov, co-chaired a conference devoted to the close out of the USAID Quality Health Care Project. The event highlighted the many impacts of the project, which covered maternal and child health, reproductive health, tuberculosis (TB), and HIV, along with health care reform.

USAID Launches 2015 – 2019 Strategy for Central Asia
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 1:15am

On February 12, U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott joined USAID’s Regional Mission Director for Central Asia Jonathan Addleton to launch the United States Agency for International Development strategy for Central Asia for 2015 to 2019. Usmonali Usmonzoda, Minister of Energy and Water Resources and Jalil Pirizoda, Head of Department of Agriculture and Land Use also participated in the event, demonstrating the Tajik government’s commitment to working together to achieve the goals outlined in this new five-year commitment to Tajikistan.

USAID launches a new TB Program in Central Asia
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 8:45am

United States Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted the launch of the USAID Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program, a new regional program to improve diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in Tajikistan. This program is an extension of TB control activities initiated under past USAID projects such as TB CARE I, Quality Health Care Project and the Dialogue on HIV and TB Project.

U. S. Government Hands Over Heavy Machinery to Water Users Associations and Inaugurates New Office in Southern Tajikistan
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 1:30am

U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and representatives of USAID, along with Governor of Khatlon Province Davlatsho Gulmahmadzoda, participated in ceremonies to hand over irrigation machinery to communities in Khatlon Province.

U. S. Government Supports Early Grade Read Assessment Findings
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:15am

U.S. Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Kathleen McDonald joined Deputy Minister of Education and Science Tojinisso Makhmadova, local education officials, teachers, and international organizations at the joint Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan and USAID Quality Reading Project presentation of the 2014 Early Grade Reading Assessment Baseline findings.

U.S. Government and Aga Khan Foundation Partner to Further Development in Tajikistan
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 1:30am

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, October 30, 2014 – United States Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and Akbar Pesnani, the Aga Khan Development Network Resident Representative, signed a new global development alliance entitled Economic and Social Connections: A Multi-Input Area Development Financing Facility for Tajikistan to be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF).

U.S. Government Delivers Small Medical Equipment for Rural Clinics in Khatlon, Tajikistan
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 2:15am

U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott presented medical equipment for the people of Khatlon region to Head of the Department of organization of health services for mothers and children, and family planning of Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population Dr. Sherali Rahmatulloev.  Representatives of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Mercy Corps International participated in the ceremony along with representatives of Khatlon regional and district governments and district health center personnel.


Last updated: August 19, 2015

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