Program Updates | Uzbekistan

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Last updated: November 12, 2020

November 10, 2020

Since 2014, USAID has been partnering with the Government and private sector in Uzbekistan to improve the quality and safety of medicines. One of the successes of this partnership has been ensuring the quality of medicines available to treat diseases of public health importance such as tuberculosis (TB).

November 10, 2020

With support of the USAID Eliminating Tuberculosis in Central Asia activity, the National TB program (NTP) in Uzbekistan has initiated the establishment of a new Coalition of People Affected by TB. The Coalition will participate in the development of the national TB strategy and be the voice of those affected by TB in health policy decision-making. This is a new development in Uzbekistan, as policy making has traditionally been solely the responsibility of the Government.

October 28, 2020

On May 1, 2020, Uzbekistan’s Sardoba Reservoir Dam burst, causing the Sirdaryo River to flood downstream communities and villages. Widespread flooding damaged and destroyed homes, and disrupted the livelihoods of 60,450 people in 22 communities within the Sardoba, Akaltyn, and Mirzaabad districts. Six lives were lost in an instant.

September 15, 2020

Starting in 2013, July 30 has been recognized as World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Since then, USAID’s grantee, Istiqbolli Avlod, has been conducting events and activities to raise awareness and prevent trafficking in persons in Uzbekistan.

September 9, 2020

When Murat and Bibigul (names changed to protect their identities) took their four children from Nukus in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan and headed to Kazakhstan in search of employment, their future looked promising. Although, life as labor migrants turned out to be more difficult than they had imagined.

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