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March 18, 2020

On March 17, the U.S. Embassy handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Agency for Sanitary and Epidemiological Wellbeing (ASEW) as part of the United States’ second PPE donation to Uzbekistan to prepare for the potential spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

March 12, 2020

In recent years, the Government of Uzbekistan has demonstrated a significant commitment to developing the pharmaceutical industry and achieving international standards for medicines quality assurance systems. This commitment was reflected in a number of presidential decrees and resolutions, including two from 2019 – the Presidential Decree (UP-5707) on further measures for the accelerated development of the pharmaceutical industry in the Republic of Uzbekistan (2019-2021) and the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan (PP-4554) on additional measures for the strengthening of reforms in the pharmaceutical industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

March 11, 2020

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) concluded the first meeting of a Technical Working Group formed to support the Central Asian Regional Electricity Market (CAREM).

March 10, 2020

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, officially launched its new five-year tuberculosis (TB) program that will provide targeted investments to further reduce the burden of tuberculosis on Uzbekistanis.  The First Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Bakhodir Yusupaliev; U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan, Daniel N. Rosenblum; and the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Uzbekistan Dr. Lianne Kuppens participated in the event.

February 3, 2020

Over two years ago, Alim was looking for work (name changed to protect the identity of the individual).  Like many people in Uzbekistan, Alim was considering traveling abroad to find work where he would be able to earn higher wages than what he could find at home.  One of Alim’s acquaintances was a local recruiter and offered him the chance to work at a construction site in a nearby country, promising good living conditions and a monthly salary of US $700. But when Alim arrived to work on a construction team building cottages, his passport was taken away.  Alim began working for the construction company but after a month, he still had not been paid. Alim was told by his employer that the employer was sending Alim’s wages to the recruiter to pay him for recruiting Alim.