United States Supports Art Exhibition to Raise Awareness of Tuberculosis

December 12, 2018 Tashkent An art exhibition on Tuberculosis through the Eyes of Young Artists opened December 11 at the Palace of Youth Creativity to raise awareness of tuberculosis (TB).  Thirty-six young artists from the Kamoliddin Bekhzoda National Institute of Art and Design contributed 56 works of art to emphasize the importance of TB prevention, ...
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United States Supports Regional Meeting on Migration and Tuberculosis

On December 5-6, 2018, representatives from Uzbekistan joined colleagues from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan at the 4th High-Level Regional Meeting on “Migration and Tuberculosis (TB): Cross-Border TB Control and Care in the Central Asian Region” in Astana, Kazakhstan. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, ...
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United States and Uzbekistan Open the Eighth Central Asia Trade Forum in Tashkent

October 17, 2018 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Over 1000 government and business leaders from 27 countries in Central and South Asia, Europe, and the United States met in Tashkent today for the opening of the Eighth Central Asia Trade Forum (CATF) at the Youth Creativity Palace. This is the first time this high profile business event is ...
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A Symbol of Enduring Friendship: Walnut Tree with California Roots Planted at U.S. Embassy in Tashkent

In one of her last official acts, U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen planted a walnut sapling on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent. The walnut tree comes to Uzbekistan by way of California, thanks to an agricultural project sponsored by the US Agency for International Development. In 2017 the USAID Agricultural Value Chain Activity ...
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Uzbekistan’s Supreme Court Making Strides toward Increased Transparency

Tashkent, September 25, 2018 – The Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, with assistance from the United States, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)  has launched a new interactive website that will serve as a one-stop portal for legal services related to divorce, the payment of alimony, property rights, and business issues. The United States Ambassador ...
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United States Hosts the Eighth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

For the first time, the United States will be holding its flagship international business event, the Eighth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum, in Uzbekistan. The event, organized by the U.S. Agency for international Development (USAID) and co-hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Trade of the Government of Uzbekistan, will be held on October 17-18, 2018 ...
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United States Supports Contest for Best Grapes in Uzbekistan at Annual Grape Festival

The United States Government and the Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan held a contest for the best varieties of grapes at a Tashkent State Agrarian University (TSAU) Grape Festival on September 12, 2018. This annual event, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), brings grape growers from across Uzbekistan to showcase the best ...
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United States Recognizes Best Media Coverage of Tuberculosis at an Event on the Role of Media in Raising Public Awareness Around the Disease

At a roundtable discussion on the role of media in raising public awareness around tuberculosis (TB), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) gave awards for “Best Media Coverage of Tuberculosis” in Uzbekistan. Awards were given for coverage in print, Internet, TV and radio categories in addition to a special award for the best material ...
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United States Support Uzbekistan in Adoption of Clean Energy

The United States Government, in partnership with the Government of Uzbekistan, today launched a program that is helping Central Asian countries accelerate the adoption of clean, efficient, cost effective renewable energy. The Power the Future (PtF) program, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provides assistance to national governments and coordinates closely with ...
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United States Launches Intensive Orchard In Tashkent Region

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture today launched a demonstration apple orchard at the Ministry’s Agroinnovation Center. The U.S. Charge d’Affairs ad interim in Uzbekistan Lesslie Viguerie joined Uzbek Ministry of Agriculture Head of Investments and Monitoring Department Abdumalik Namazov at the ...
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United States Helps Uzbek Horticultural Processor Grow Its Business

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has been assisting Uzbek horticultural processors grow their domestic and international business. This includes linking Uzbek companies with U.S. suppliers of the latest plant material and machinery, and introducing these companies to new international markets where they can expand their exports. Acting Deputy ...
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The United States, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan Share Expertise to Strengthen Tuberculosis Testing in Central Asia

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 5, 2018 –Tuberculosis (TB) laboratory experts from Uzbekistan returned today from a U.S.-sponsored study tour of Kazakhstan’s National Center for Tuberculosis and Pulmonology and regional TB laboratories in Almaty and Astana, where they met with Kazakhstani counterparts and shared information on TB testing and laboratory management. The United States is committed to ...
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USAID and Ministry of Justice Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Improve Citizen Access to Justice

June 8, 2018, Tashkent – To expand cooperation between the United States and Uzbekistan and improve the rule of law, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Javier Piedra and Minister of Justice Ruslan Davletov signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support Uzbekistan’s judicial reform process.  The MOU will allow the United States and Uzbekistan to ...
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U.S.-supported Conference Promotes Science and Technology to End Tuberculosis in Uzbekistan

A national conference devoted to the use of science and technology in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) kicked off in Tashkent today with specialized seminars for healthcare providers and laboratory specialists. The three-day conference continues in Karshi, Kashkadarya Region with additional seminars and sessions led by prominent TB experts from around the world.  This conference ...
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United States Supports Uzbekistan in WTO Accession Process

The U.S. Agency for International Development and the World Bank Group, in consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Trade, is conducting a workshop in Tashkent this week on “The Resumption of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Accession Process of Uzbekistan” to help educate government officials and stakeholders about the WTO process and its potential implications ...
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United States and Uzbekistan Establish Center for Innovative Distance Training and Monitoring

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health and the Republican Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Tuberculosis and Pulmonology, officially launched the Center for Innovative Distance Training and Monitoring in Tashkent and its regional satellite office in Bukhara. Established with support from USAID, the Center for ...
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USAID Spurs Trade Connectivity between Asia and Baltic Nations

To spur trade connectivity between the Central Asian and Baltic markets, the United States Agency for International Development is conducting a horticulture trade mission and study tour to Latvia and Lithuania during the week of April 9-14, 2018. The visit began with an opening ceremony on April 9, in Riga, Latvia. The 50-member delegation of ...
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Project HOPE and Merck Sharp & Dohme Deliver Cancer Medicine to Uzbekistan

April 10, 2018 United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Pamela L. Spratlen today announced the arrival from the U.S. to Uzbekistan of a humanitarian shipment of the cancer medication Temodar, which is used to treat brain tumors in adults.  The medicine, valued at $2.9 million, was donated by Merck Sharp & Dohme, a U.S. pharmaceutical company ...
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U.S. Government Helps Commemorate World Tuberculosis Day

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, March 24, 2018 – To call attention to the impact tuberculosis (TB) has on public health in Uzbekistan, representatives from the United States Embassy were at an event today to commemorate World TB Day. Held around the world every year on March 24, the anniversary of Robert Koch’s discovery of the tuberculosis pathogen ...
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United States Donates Rapid TB Detection Equipment to Uzbekistan

The United States announced today that it will be providing the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health with state of the art medical equipment for the rapid diagnosis of Tuberculosis (TB).  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Central Asia Deputy Regional Mission Director Sara Walter and World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Uzbekistan Dr. Lianne Kuppens ...
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USAID Supports World Trade Organization (WTO) Accession Process in Uzbekistan

Recent statements by Uzbek officials have indicated a renewed interest in joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), the intergovernmental body responsible for regulating international trade and ensuring the smooth flow of trade across borders. To increase knowledge and understanding of the WTO accession process and its potential implications for Uzbekistan, the U.S. Agency for International ...
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USAID’s Reintegration for Trafficking Survivors Project Successfully Closes Out with a Conference on Human Trafficking in Tashkent

December 19, 2017 – U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Pamela Spratlen, provided opening remarks today at a conference to mark the successful conclusion of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Reintegration for Trafficking Survivors Project, implemented by the non-governmental organization Istiqbolli Avlod. The two-day conference on “Combating Human Trafficking – Best Practices on Reintegration” brings ...
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USAID Supports International Collaboration For Sustainable Water and Land Resources Management in Central Asia

On 11-13 December, 2017, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan and development partners convened a three-day international workshop on “Innovations in Marginal Water Resource for Resilient Agriculture and Food Security.” The main purpose of this workshop was to ...
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Multimedia Equipment Delivered to the Fergana Valley Civil Courts

On October 13, the Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan presented 15 inter-district civil courts of the Fergana Valley with modern computer equipment that will help connect the courts to the E-SUD national electronic case management system Deputy Chairperson of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Chairperson of the Collegium on civil ...
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Ambassador Spratlen Meets With Doctors and Nurses at Kashkadarya Regional Tuberculosis Hospital in Kitab District

Kitab District, Kashkadarya Region, Uzbekistan – The United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Pamela L. Spratlen, today toured Kashkadarya Regional Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital in Kitab District, Kashkadarya, Uzbekistan. This is the second time Ambassador Spratlen’s has visited a TB healthcare facility in this region in the last six months. She was last here on March 24 ...
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USAID Hosts the Seventh Annual Central Asia Trade Forum “Future Growth: Trade, Transport & Horticulture”

Almaty, Kazakhstan, August 29, 2017 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Activity in Central Asia) will host one of the region’s major international business events, the Seventh Annual Central Asia Trade Forum, Future Growth: Trade, Transport & Horticulture, at the Rixos Almaty Hotel, Kazakhstan, on October 18-19, 2017. Over ...
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USAID Helps Link Uzbek Farmers with the World

During the 2017 cherry season in Uzbekistan, USAID partnered with Uzbek cherry entrepreneurs to open new export markets in Europe and South Asia.  This year, 110 metric tons of sweet cherries worth $350,000 were sold to customers in London and Singapore. Uzbekistan now boasts an annual average 100,000 metric ton harvest, ranking fifth in the ...
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Partnering with Media Against Human Trafficking

Tashkent, July 28-29, 2017 – USAID organized a two-day seminar aimed at strengthening partnership with media to combat human trafficking. The USAID Reintegration for Trafficking Survivors Project was led by and international expert and organized by Istiqbolli Avlod.  The seminar welcomed media and NGO’s from around the country. The seminar was organized to encourage mass-media ...
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USAID and Uzpharmsanoat join forces to improve the quality of Tuberculosis medicines in Uzbekistan

On June 14, 2017,  Dr. Jatinder Cheema, Regional Mission Director, U.S. Agency for International Development/Central Asia and Dr. Mirzanazim Dusmuratov, Chairman of Board of the Uzbek State Joint Stock Pharmaceutical Company, Uzpharmsanoat, participated in a signing ceremony to formalize cooperation between Uzpharmsanoat and USAID on the implementation of the “Promoting the Quality of Medicines” Project in Uzbekistan. ...
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Annual Uzbek Cherry Variety Contest

On June 8, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) Project, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan, held its annual Cherry Variety Contest at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Tashkent. USAID Uzbekistan Country Director, John Riordan delivered the opening remarks before an audience ...
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Uzbek Agriculture Students Match Wits at University Horticulture Bowl

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in close cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan, held the finals of the Horticulture Knowledge Bowl at Tashkent State Agrarian University on June 2. For the past year, the Horticulture Knowledge Bowl, which was developed under USAID’s Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) program, has ...
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USAID Supports Knowledge Sharing in Innovative Tuberculosis Laboratory Diagnostics

In Tashkent this week, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Republic of Uzbekistan Ministry of Health, and the Uzbekistan National Specialized Medical Science Center for Tuberculosis and Pulmonology (Center for Tuberculosis and Pulmonology) held two three-day seminars for laboratory specialists on testing for Tuberculosis (TB) using the GeneXpert system. GeneXpert is a ...
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Communities will Help End TB in Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – On May 18, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) opened a two-day seminar on the engagement of civil society in the tuberculosis (TB) response in accordance with ENGAGE TB, an approach developed and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The seminar was conducted with the participation of leading international ...
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Uzbekistan hosts regional study tour to improve collaboration on water management

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan, and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia combined financial and technical resources to bring 24 representatives from the five Central Asian countries and Afghanistan to Tashkent from May 2 to 4, 2017 for a study tour under the ...
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USAID is Promoting Horticulture Export to Boost Economic Growth in Central Asia

Preliminary results of the first day of the business-to-business event indicated that over $35 million in letters of intent to conduct future trade deals had been signed. Samarkand, Uzbekistan, April 27, 2017 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Uzbekistan, and GIZ held a business forum today in Samarkand, Uzbekistan to ...
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Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen’s Remarks

USAID-funded Smart Waters Inauguration Event As Delivered Monday, April 17, 2017 9:15am Windham Hotel, Tashkent   Good morning! Ассалом Алейкум! Доброе Утро! Mr. Abdullaev, distinguished guests, I have been told that there is an Uzbek proverb that says “Ер – хазина, сув – гавҳар.” More or less in English, it means something that was said ...
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Smart Waters Project launched

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan; and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia, launched “Smart Waters,” a new five-year water management project on April 17, 2017 in Tashkent.  U.S. Ambassador, Pamela Spratlen, provided opening remarks at the event, which brought together over fifty representatives ...
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Ambassador Spratlen Visits Kashkadarya Regional Tuberculosis Dispensary to Mark World TB Day

Karshi, Uzbekistan, March 24, 2017 United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan Pamela L. Spratlen, toured today the Kashkadarya Regional Tuberculosis Dispensary in Karshi. The Ambassador’s visit coincides with World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, which is observed worldwide every year on March 24 to call attention to the impact TB has on public health and to promote TB ...
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U.S. Ambassador Spratlen and DAS Dan Rosenblum presented counter trafficking manuals, literature, and equipment

U.S. Ambassador Spratlen and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia Dan Rosenblum presented counter trafficking manuals, literature, and equipment to the National Human Rights Centre of the Republic of Uzbekistan at a ceremony in Tashkent On February 24, U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen, along with Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia Dan Rosenblum, presented manuals on ...
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As Delivered Remarks of U.S. Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen

USAID Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) Project: Seminar on Cold Storage in Horticulture: Current State and Perspectives February, 16, 2017 09:00 a.m. Ассалом Алейкум!  Доброе Утро!  Good morning to all of you!  It’s my great pleasure and honor to be here to welcome you to the opening of this wonderful event recognizing what’s happening in horticulture ...
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Cold Storage in Horticulture: Current State and Perspectives in Uzbekistan

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) program, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan, convened a workshop on “Cold Storage in Horticulture: Current State and Perspectives in Uzbekistan.” U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen provided opening remarks at the event, which brought together ...
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U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen’s Remarks at the USAID Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) Project Inauguration Ceremony

Remarks (as delivered) U.S. Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen USAID Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) Project Inauguration Ceremony September, 15, 2016 10:00 a.m. Mirzaev Horticulture Institute Ассалом aлейкум, доброе утро, and Good morning to everyone! Especially to Dr. Kasimov, I want to thank you for your warm welcome and for everything you have done to bring us ...
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USAID Agricultural Value Chains Activity Launched at Opening Ceremony in Tashkent

On Thursday, September 15, 2016, United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Pamela Spratlen, announced the launch of the new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) five-year, $14 million Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) program. Approximately 50 representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tashkent Agrarian University, Mirzaev Horticulture Institute, farmers, and ...
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USAID and Sog’lom Avlod Uchun Deliver Food Assistance to Vulnerable Populations

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, the Ambassador of the United States to Uzbekistan, Pamela L. Spratlen; Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Laziz Tuichiev; and Chairperson of the Board of the International NGO Charitable Foundation Sog’lom Avlod Uchun, Svetlana Inamova announced the arrival of a new food aid shipment provided by the USAID International Food Relief ...
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USAID Partners with Uzbekistan to Reduce time required for Customs Clearance

In July, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invited Irina Swift, a technical specialist, with more than 40 years of experience working on customs issues to conduct a week long interactive workshop on risk management and electronic customs declaration filing. The implementation of risk management and e-declaration procedures speeds the customs clearance process ...
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USAID Helps Diversify International Export of Horticultural Products from Uzbekistan’s Fergana Valley

Over 500 representatives of retail chains, business associations, transport and logistics companies, embassies, farmers, and growers from the European Union, Central Asia and other CIS countries joined together in a February 25-26 Forum, Horticulture Sector of Fergana Valley: Export Perspectives convened by USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation (REC) Project. Several organizations supported REC to make the ...
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USAID supports Uzbek judiciary in learning e-governance best practices in civil justice sector

From November 16-20, 2015, ten judges from the Supreme Court, Supreme Economic Court, regional and inter-district civil courts visited Estonia to learn from their robust experience in using IT solutions in court administration. The study tour was organized in conjunction with the Estonian E-Governance Academy (eGA) and joint project of the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, ...
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USAID leads Fifth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum

On October 28 and 29, USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation Project (REC) in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) along with the support of numerous export-promotion agencies from Kazakhstan convened an international event entitled New Realities and Priorities for Trade Development in Central Asia.  ...
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Ambassador Spratlen Inaugurates USAID Partner’s Vocational Training Center

On Wednesday, October 21, Ambassador Pamela Spratlen and Tashkent Deputy Hokim, Farida Abdurakhimova, inaugurated a USAID funded Training Center for Socially Vulnerable Women.  Both speakers wore blue as a symbol of human trafficking and sex slavery awareness.  Ambassador Spratlen pointed out that “working together with government and non-government actors, we strive to abolish this injustice ...
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USAID Supports Uzbekistan Producers to Increase Horticultural Exports

USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation Project (REC) in partnership with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) along with support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan and the Council of Farmers of Uzbekistan conducted an international conference “Development of Production and Export of Horticultural Products of Uzbekistan”. On August 24 ...
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USAID fosters One Health Disease Surveillance and strengthens Uzbek Food Safety Systems

On May 27-28, USAID and its program partner, the World Health Organization (WHO), held a workshop for representatives from the Ministries of Health (MOH) and Agriculture (MAWR), along with the newly established United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, to discuss a food safety systems survey in Uzbekistan. Survey results revealed that anti-microbial resistance (AMR) detected ...
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Senior USAID Washington’s Tuberculosis Specialist Meets Top Uzbek Tuberculosis Health Official

On May 20, 2015, a USAID Health Team led by Dr. Alex Golubkov, Senior Tuberculosis (TB) Technical Advisor from USAID Washington’s Bureau for Global Health, met with Dr. Mirzagaleb Tillyashaykhov, Director of the Uzbekistan National TB Program.  Dr. Golubkov shared an opportunity to receive a new TB drug, Bedaquiline, for free through a donation program. ...
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Modern Horticultural Information Technology to help Uzbek Farmers

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) developed a digital tool to address the high demand for horticultural value chain information in Uzbekistan. This tool is an application called Mobile Extension Value Added Application (MEVA – which also means fruit in Uzbek). As of last week, MEVA is now available on Google-play and in ...
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Nearly 200 Participants Attend USAID ISO 9001 Workshop in Samarkand

On February 27, the USAID Regional Economic Cooperation (REC) project, in collaboration with the CERT International Academy, organized a workshop for nearly 200 participants on the new ISO 9001:2015 guidelines.  The ISO international standards certificate helps ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality and allowing companies access new markets.  The ...
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USAID Launches New Tuberculosis Control Program in the Republic of Uzbekistan

On Friday, February 20, 2015, United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan Pamela L. Spratlen and Minister of Health Dr. Anvar Alimov participated in the launch conference of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) new Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program. The launch ceremony was held at Radisson Blu Hotel Tashkent and was attended by officials from the ...
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USAID Holds Close Out Event of Its Successful Agricultural Project in Uzbekistan

The Agricultural Linkages Plus (AgLinksPlus) Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in close cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan (MAWR), held its final close-out event in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on February 19, 2015. The close-out event shared the successful results this project achieved in providing assistance ...
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USAID Delivers a State-of-the-Art Tissue Culture, Micro-Propagation Laboratory – the First of its Kind for Stone and Pome Fruits in Uzbekistan

The USAID AgLinks Plus Project, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan, launched a state-of-the-art tissue culture laboratory to the Mirzaev Horticulture Research Institute on February 13, 2015. Ambassador Spratlen delivered opening remarks and toured the facilities with GOU counterparts. This technology will produce around 5,000 virus free and salt ...
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USAID’s New Regional Mission Director for the Central Asian Republics Visits Uzbekistan

Jonathan Addleton, the new Regional Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development for the Central Asian Republics, will travel to Uzbekistan on January 22-27. During his first official visit to the country, Mr. Addleton will meet with senior officials from the Government of Uzbekistan, as well as with representatives of the private ...
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