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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.

 Poor-quality medicines pose major global public health risks.
October 29, 2020

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.

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.

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.
October 28, 2020

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.

The materials are expected to significantly strengthen the nation’s capacity to safely and quickly test for COVID-19
October 9, 2020

The United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) in Uzbekistan delivered medical supplies valued at $2.23 million to support Uzbekistan’s COVID-19 response.