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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:00pm

February 23, 2021, Yangiyer, Syrdarya region – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over medical equipment to 12 healthcare facilities in the Syrdarya, to assist the region in its fight against tuberculosis (TB).  Representatives of the USAID Mission to Uzbekistan, National Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Center, and the Syrdarya Regional Health Administration participated in the ceremony.  The equipment, including electronic thermometers, stethoscopes, tonometers, and otoscopes, will help healthcare providers in the region deliver efficient and timely care, provide rapid diagnosis, and treat patients with chronic illnesses.

Thanks to the joint efforts of the Ministry of Health, the U.S. Government, and international partners, Uzbekistan has made great strides in reducing TB cases and associated deaths. However, multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) continues to be a significant issue in Uzbekistan.  USAID works to reduce the TB burden in Uzbekistan and Central Asia by building local and regional capacity to improve the detection and treatment of MDR-TB.

Screenshot of participants at the virtual event
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 9:00pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Partnership for Innovation Program teamed up with PartnersGlobal to facilitate a week-long virtual exchange on ‘Good Governance and Civic Engagement’ that began today. Participants include members of Public Councils, State Administration, Parliament, and civil society organizations from Uzbekistan and the United States.

Healthcare workers training
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 3:15pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), jointly with the National Chamber of Innovative Healthcare of Uzbekistan, organized online training for healthcare providers to improve treatment of critically-ill COVID-19 patients requiring critical care and mechanical ventilation. This training is a part of USAID’s Local Health Systems Sustainability project activity to support Uzbekistan's response to COVID-19.

Participants of the Media Eduthon 2020 in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 4:45am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Central Asia Media Program kicked off the second annual MediaCAMP Eduthon 2021, an innovative seminar on media and digital literacy. The virtual event gathers university professors, schoolteachers, media trainers, and experts in the field of media and digital literacy from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Over the course of five days, with mentorship from international and local media and digital experts, participants will team up and develop projects on interactive teaching of media and digital literacy to various populations using digital tools.

New standards of educational achievement by grade and subject are being launched in Uzbekistan.
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 4:30pm

New standards of educational achievement by grade and subject are being launched by the Ministry of Public Education in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Having clear expectations for each school grade about what students are expected to know and do will then enable the Ministry to develop the appropriate curriculum, textbooks, and teacher guides that teach the required skills.  These are one of the foundational elements of building a quality education system that can produce graduates with the critical thinking, problem solving, and practical skills that are needed for them to be successful in Uzbekistan’s economy. 

The books will be distributed across the country through the Ministry of Justice.
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 10:15am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over 2,000 copies of the “Collection of Legal Documents on the Rights of People with Visual Impairments” in Braille to the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan. The collection contains documents such as the Law on Social Protection of the People with Disabilities and related presidential decrees, as well as a list of available support services to which people with  disabilities are entitled. Representatives of the USAID mission to Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Justice took part in the ceremony. 

One of the key partnerships between USAID and the Government of Uzbekistan is focused on promoting quality education for Uzbekistani children.
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:45pm

 From November 30 to December 4, 2020 more than 80 education professionals participated in a virtual workshop on “Curriculum Development and Review” hosted by the USAID-funded Education for Excellence Program. The workshop fostered a shared understanding and deepening of knowledge and skills on modern curriculum development that are essential to develop, review, pilot and finalize high quality curriculum products, including student standards, textbook scope and sequences, student textbooks and teacher guides.

USAID Central Asia Trade Forum
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 9:15am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the tenth annual Central Asia Trade Forum, an international event promoting regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia and beyond. This year’s five-day virtual event includes 100 speakers and 4000 registered participants representing 39 countries including the USA, Afghanistan, Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, UK, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, among others.

 Poor-quality medicines pose major global public health risks.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:45am

Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Uzbekistan, through the Ministry of Health Agency on Development of the Pharmaceutical Industry (Pharm Agency) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to implement the "Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus" program in Uzbekistan. Rebecca Black, Acting Mission Director for USAID in Uzbekistan, and Sardor Kariev, Director of the Pharm Agency, signed the MOU on behalf of their respective agencies.

Since 2015, the USAID Agricultural Value Chain activity has worked with public and private sector partners to promote high-value-added commercial horticulture in Uzbekistan.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:30am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the successful completion of the USAID Agricultural Value Chain activity at a virtual event. The U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum and Uzbekistan’s Minister of Agriculture Jamshid Khodjaev, as well as representatives of USAID Uzbekistan and the international donor community participated in the virtual event. The USAID Agricultural Value Chain activity’s long-term private sector and public sector partners also attended the event and celebrated its achievements.

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