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January 3, 2022

Uzbekistan is a vital U.S. partner in bolstering regional stability and cooperation. The country plays a pivotal role in forging regional stability, prosperity, and security in Central Asia and neighboring Afghanistan. Its natural resources, infrastructure, young and educated population, and reform-oriented government holds the potential to increase regional trade and bolster economic growth.

December 27, 2021

Shakhnoza Abdurakhmanova, 24, is now known in her local community as a successful small-scale entrepreneur. However, a few years ago, she could barely find enough money to cover her family’s basic needs. “There were times when we couldn’t pay the utility bills and would end up without electricity or gas at home, and move to our parents’ house just to survive,” Shakhnoza shares. 

December 21, 2021

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to remain a high burden for Uzbekistan, particularly for multi drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients. In the last decade, Uzbekistan has made significant progress in the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up monitoring of TB and MDR-TB patients. Uzbekistan is committed to eliminating TB by 2050. Yet, the country ranks among the top 30 countries in the world for harder-to-treat drug-resistant TB cases. TB is still stigmatized and misinformation about the disease is widespread.

December 19, 2021

From a young age, Nigora Tursunova helped her father, a farmer from the Dustlik neighborhood of Bostanlyk district in the Tashkent region, Uzbekistan. She learned to love the farm at a young age, and as an adult decided to use her skills and experience to create a business plan for farming.

Local Health System Sustainability COVID-19 response activity
December 18, 2021

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held a capstone event to mark the achievements made by its Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) COVID-19 response activity. LHSS, which was implemented by Abt Associates Incorporated., and launched at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020. The LHSS activity supported a coordinated national emergency response led by the Ministry of Health and helped build the resilience of the health system against future shocks.


Last updated: January 04, 2022

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