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"Unite to End Tuberculosis" - A National Campaign Dedicated to World Tuberculosis Day
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.

U.S. Government Opens a Commercial Greenhouse to Support Improved Agriculture and Nutrition
March 15, 2017

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
March 14, 2017

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
February 8, 2017

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
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.

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Last updated: April 19, 2017

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