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U.S. Government Provides $2.6 Million to Support Medical Oxygen Systems in Response to COVID-19 in Tajikistan
December 29, 2020

The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, through its new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission, provided to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection the first delivery of equipment associated with a $2.6 million program to support the provision of medical oxygen for patients battling COVID-19 in Tajikistan.  This oxygen support program adds to almost $5 million of medical assistance the U.S. government has already provided to Tajikistan to combat COVID-19 throughout 2020.

December 15, 2020

To improve the disability rehabilitation situation in the country, the project targets the policy environment, builds the capacity of policy makers and service providers, and strengthens rehabilitation services and community-based rehabilitation.

December 14, 2020

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism was one of the fastest-growing sectors globally. Recognizing the unique heritage and availability of unspoiled landscapes, the governments of Central Asia identified tourism as a sector to develop and have been facilitating investment in hotels and transport.

New USAID Acting Mission Director Arrives in Tajikistan
December 11, 2020

On September 28, Keith Simmons assumed duties as the new Acting Mission Director of the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for Tajikistan at the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe. The new USAID Mission in Tajikistan demonstrates how the United States is strengthening its partnership with the Tajik people and supporting development throughout the country.

December 4, 2020

Arriving in the Murghab district of Tajikistan’s Pamir region feels like one may have landed on the far side of the moon. The Pamir Mountains are among the highest in the world, and home to remote villages and communities living above 3,600 meters/11,800 feet. The area is dry, arid, and bitterly cold. Temperatures between November and March regularly plummet to -50 degrees Celsius/-58 degrees Fahrenheit.