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Last updated: December 28, 2021

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.

December 16, 2021

 Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) donated 30 cutting-edge tuberculosis (TB) testing machines to the people of Uzbekistan. The equipment worth $381,000 was handed over by USAID Mission Director in Uzbekistan Mikaela Meredith to the Deputy Minister of Health Ulugbek Sabirov at the ceremony in the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Phthisiology and Pulmonology.

December 10, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched the Quality Club, which will provide a mechanism for continuous dialogue between the Agency for the Development of Pharmaceutical Industry and local pharmaceutical manufacturers to discuss updates, challenges, and solutions related to medicines and medical products regulation in Uzbekistan.