USAID Improving Nutrition in Uzbekistan

January 23, 2024, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered 131 tons of food aid worth approximately $425,000 to Uzbekistan. This aid will provide 6.5 million meals to the country’s most vulnerable citizens through distribution in over 120 health and social protection facilities providing support to patients in tuberculosis and mental health care facilities, children with disabilities, and senior citizens.

“This program demonstrates the strong ongoing partnership between Uzbekistan and the United States of America to improve nutrition and ensure that the most vulnerable have adequate, safe and nutritious food to support a healthy and productive life,” David Hoffman, USAID Mission Director in Uzbekistan, said in his speech during the handover ceremony.

Vitamin-fortified soup mix boxes

Since 2010, USAID’s International Food Relief Partnership program has delivered over 1,500 tons of food aid to Uzbekistan, worth more than $4.4 million, through USAID’s partners the U.S. non-profit organization Resource and Policy Exchange and with the Tashkent-based non-profit organization, Sog’lom Avlod Uchun.

This latest humanitarian delivery to Uzbekistan builds on more than $122 million in long-term U.S. investment in health and over $1 billion in total aid over the past 20 years.

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USAID partners with the Government of Uzbekistan to diversify the country’s economy and increase regional trade, address infectious and pandemic health threats and build the government’s capacity to respond to the population’s needs.

For more information, please visit: https://www.usaid.gov/uzbekistan and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/USAIDUzbekistan