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Transforming Lives

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Modern growing techniques improve harvests

Rajabmo Nazarova is one of many female farmers in the Khatlon province of southern Tajikistan who face difficulties feeding her large family. Although agriculture is the main industry in the region, undernutrition remains very high in Khatlon. In particular, children under 5 years old and women of reproductive age are most vulnerable to undernourishment. One in three children are stunted.

From suffering and despair to success

May 2017—Davlatoy Beknazarova and her family live in a small village in Tajikistan’s Khatlon province, where her sewing skills are setting her on the path to success as a businesswoman. After attending a brief training course on how women can become entrepreneurs, she put her talents to work for her.

Strengthening TB Diagnostics and Care in Tajikistan

March 2017—In 2012, Dr. Qudratullo Qodirov was one year out of medical school and had been offered a position as head of a tuberculosis (TB) center in the Rash district, some 200 kilometers from Tajikistan’s capital city of Dushanbe.

Water Pours out Hope for a Better Future

The five-year Local Governance Project in Tajikistan, which launched in 2012, is designed to help the country implement the Law on Local Self-Governance in Towns and Townships. The project partners with 20 jamoats (communes) in 10 districts across all four regions of Tajikistan to improve local governments’ delivery of services to citizens, particularly, clean drinking water.

Involving Men in Community Health

Recognizing the role of men as key decisionmakers in Tajik families, USAID’s Maternal and Child Health project is working to provide men with the necessary information and incentives to serve as partners and leaders in improving the health of their families and communities.

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Last updated: June 13, 2017

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