Ministry of Health Announces Major Advancements in the Fight against Tuberculosis

The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and USAID announced major advancements in the fight against the ongoing tuberculosis epidemic in the country, as new life-saving treatments are showing promising results only two years following the introduction of new drugs and treatment courses for patients with severe forms of tuberculosis. The Director of the National TB ...
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Prime Minister visits USAID-supported Kyrgyz-Tajik joint venture in Batken

On December 8, 2018, Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev visited Interfruit LLC, a dried fruit processing facility in Uch-Korgon, Batken oblast. Joined by USAID Mission Director Gary Linden, Prime Minister Abylgaziev familiarized himself with the facility and how it sources locally grown fruits to supply global markets. Interfruit LLC is a Kyrgyz-Tajik joint venture established in ...
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Young Leaders Trained to Contribute to Community Development

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in the Kyrgyz Republic, with the support of USAID, completed the first Election Schools held in the country. During the month of August, a total of 140 youth aged between 18 and 28 participated in a series of activities designed to increase civic responsibility and community involvement among ...
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President Jeenbekov Tours the New Oil and Garlic Processing Facility in Uzgen

On August 15, 2018, President Sooronbay Jeenbekov toured the new edible oil and garlic processing facility in Uzgen as part of his visit to Osh and Jalal-Abad oblasts. The new facility, a joint investment of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and ElDan Atalyk, will employ 73 full-time workers and purchase large quantities ...
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Democracy Camps Empower Youth in the Kyrgyz Republic

Two Democracy Camps concluded which united 120 high school students, including 12 children with disabilities, from across Kyrgyzstan’s various regions. The young citizens left the camps carrying new lessons on leadership, human rights and civic participation. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided support for the ten-day camps, which took place in Issyk ...
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Break into International Markets

On June 28, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a business forum to create a networking platform for Kyrgyzstani garment manufacturers and foreign brands and buyers.  The “Technologies, Investments and Opportunities for the Textile and Garment Industry of Kyrgyzstan” forum brought together over 20 European and Russian brands and fashion retailers, international ...
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USAID and Altyn Aimak LLC Launch New Dried Fruit Processing Facility

On June 19, 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Altyn Aimak LLC, a Kyrgyz-Tajik joint venture, inaugurated a new dried fruit processing facility in Kara-Bak village in Batken Oblast. The Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, Muhammetkaliy Abulgaziyev, toured the facility which is expected to employ 35 full-time workers and benefit ...
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The Kyrgyz Republic’s Investment Promotion and Protection Agency Honors the United States in June 2018

As part of the Kyrgyz Republic’s Investment Promotion and Protection Agency observance of “the Month of United States Trade and Investment” in June 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek opened an exhibition of American companies that operate in the Kyrgyz Republic and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic programs and investments in the ...
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USAID and Interfruit LLC Launch New Fruit Processing Facility in Uch Korgon, Batken Region

On June 12, 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Interfruit LLC, a Kyrgyz-Tajik joint venture, inaugurated a new fruit processing facility in Uch Korgon rayon of Batken Oblast. USAID co-financed new drying, processing and packaging equipment that will enable the facility to process apricot, apple, peach, cherry, rose hips, apple, plum, ...
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Prime Minister Tours USAID-Supported Dairy Processing Facility in Naryn

On June 8, as part of his official trip to Naryn oblast, Prime Minister Muhammedkaly Abylgaziyev visited the May Bulak dairy processing facility in Kochkor to observe improvements supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The facility, led by Bolot Akmatov and Jenishgul Akmatova, produces four kinds of cheese under the brand ...
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Buyers and Investors Discuss New Opportunities in Agriculture

On June 5-6, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted an Agriculture Trade and Investment Forum, bringing together around 200 international and domestic investors, buyers and agribusinesses. The forum featured business-to-business meetings, discussions, presentations and product exhibitions designed to link Kyrgyzstani producers with produce buyers, and to generate investor interest in agriculture. During ...
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Bishkek Hosts Central Asian Tourism Forum

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – On April 27 and 28, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will host a two day forum to introduce Kyrgyzstan’s tourism destinations and new tourism products to tour operators from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The forum “Discover Kyrgyzstan: Trends, Opportunities, and Innovations” will bring together over 200 representatives of tour operators and ...
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Kyrgyzstan Continues to Adopt Innovations in the Fight against Tuberculosis

Bishkek – Each year, we recognize World Tuberculosis Day on March 24. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) works with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to fight this deadly infectious disease. Following a new roadmap on improving prevention and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) developed with USAID’s support, the Kyrgyz Republic is adopting new treatment ...
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USAID Supports Kyrgyzstan at Berlin Tourism Exhibition

Berlin, Germany – Fifteen Kyrgyzstani tour operators participated in Kyrgyzstan’s exhibition at ITB in Berlin, one of the world’s largest travel and tourism fair from March 7-11, 2018. More than 10,000 companies and organizations from 186 countries and regions exhibited their products to trade visitors and consumers over the five-day event. The U.S. Agency for ...
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Made in Kyrgyzstan: USAID Partners Secure Export Contracts for $6 million in 2017

Over the last year, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) facilitated more than $6 million in exports for local Kyrgyz businesses in the garment industry and agricultural sectors. These export opportunities expanded production, introduced international quality control standards, and improved business processes. The Director of USAID’s Economic Development Office, Luis Hernandez highlighted the ...
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Kyrgyzstan Tour Guides Receive International Certification

Guides from the Kyrgyz Republic received certification from the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA), an organization that unites over 200,000 tour guides from 70 countries. Thirty-one tour guides received certificates after completing a series of training courses organized by the Association, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). WFTGA ...
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USAID Connects Guest Houses and Yurt Camps to International Booking Systems

In November, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) conducted a series of hands-on training for Kyrgyzstani guest houses and yurt camps on registering and promoting their businesses on international booking sites. As a result, 39 new guest houses and yurt camps in Naryn and Issyk-Kul are now listed on Booking.com. Opening this electronic ...
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USAID and Farmers Organic Garden Launch the Largest Fruit and Vegetable Processing Facility in Jalal-Abad Oblast

On November 16, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Farmer’s Organic Garden LLC (FOG) inaugurated a new fruit and vegetable processing facility in Suzak rayon of Jalal-Abad oblast. The upgraded processing facility expands FOG’s juice, dried fruit, pickled vegetable, jam and tomato paste production, making it the largest processing facility in ...
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USAID Presents Results And Way Forward To Improve Nutrition Of Women And Children

Bishkek — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) presented the achievements from the most recent evaluation surveys of its nutrition project in the Kyrgyz Republic, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING). The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture, development partners, international organizations, practitioners, academia, and other stakeholders attended the ...
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New Fruit Processing Facilities Will Expand Agriculture Production in Osh

New fruit drying and cold storage facilities have begun purchasing produce from farmers in and around Osh. Together, the two fruit drying facilities will process over 1,000 tons of produce per year, while the storage facility can store up to 40 tons of apples. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) partnered with several ...
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USAID Builds Capacity of Tour Guides in Kyrgyzstan

On October 29, 2017, 39 tour guides completed a training course on international standards for tour guides. Members of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) trained them on the best techniques to plan and conduct guided tours, as well as ways to better research, document, and relay facts about cultural and historical sites. ...
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New Shorter Treatment for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

On October 26, 2017, the National Tuberculosis Center confirmed that the first six people completed a new, shorter treatment regimen for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is working with local partners to bring this new regimen, recommended by the World Health Organization, to all TB patients in the ...
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Tourism Companies of Kyrgyzstan Sign 141 Agreements at the Tashkent Tourism Fair

Ten hotels and tour operators from the Kyrgyz Republic promoted their services at the 23rd Tashkent International Tourism Fair from October 3-5. The trip was organized with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). A Kyrgyz yurt, traditional music, and a handicrafts exhibition allowed visitors to get a glimpse of Kyrgyzstan as ...
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Women Farmers Boost Incomes with New Greenhouses

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) assisted fifteen women farmers from mountainous areas of Osh and Naryn Oblasts to launch greenhouse vegetable production. In 1800 m2 of greenhouses they plan to grow cucumbers and tomatoes to sell during the off-season. These partnerships promote women’s entrepreneurship in agriculture and provides much needed additional income ...
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USAID Supports Kyrgyzstan’s Apparel Industry Debut in Paris

From September 18-21, Kyrgyz apparel factories participated in the Apparel Sourcing Paris exposition for the first time, one of the largest international textile industry events. The trip was sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of its effort to expand export markets for Kyrgyzstan’s garment industry. Representatives from fourteen Kyrgyz ...
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USAID Promotes Dialogue on Developing Capacity of Local Government and Enhancing Service Delivery

On September 29, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will organize a forum to discuss capacity development and enhancement of service delivery for local government bodies in the Kyrgyz Republic. Over 120 representatives of municipalities, local councils and civil society organizations from Jalal-Abad, Issyk-Kul, Osh, and Naryn provinces, national government, and international ...
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United States Donates Over 13,000 Books to Libraries in Talas

On September 15, Alan Meltzer, Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy, handed over 13,560 Kyrgyz language books to eight public libraries in Talas oblast. Each public library received a set of 1,695 books featuring tales, stories, riddles, and poetry for young readers. The books were donated under USAID’s Reading Together project, which works to ...
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In Partnership with the Kyrgyz Private Sector USAID Expands Export Markets for Meat Production

In partnership with the United States Agency for International Development, Adal Azyk, one of the largest meat processing companies in the country, opened a new slaughterhouse in Kochkor district of Naryn. The facility is one of only two in Kyrgyzstan that are compliant with international food safety standards, and which hold the Hazard Analysis and ...
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Karakol River Park Will Improve Tourism Experience

Karakol, Kyrgyzstan – On Saturday, September 9, Alan Meltzer, Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy, with Damir Monoldorov, First Deputy of the Plenipotentiary of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in Issyk-Kul Oblast, and Daniyar Arpachiev, Mayor of Karakol, announced the opening of the new River Park in Karakol city. The park will provide ...
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USAID Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week by Supporting Kyrgyzstani Mothers

The United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, celebrated World Breastfeeding Week by making it easier for new mothers to provide for the health and nourishment of their babies. From August 1-7, the USAID’s Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project, together with the Republican Center for Health Promotion and other ...
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Ministry of Education and USAID Start Distribution of 264,000 Books to Kyrgyz Schools

Bishkek – On February 28, the U.S. Government, through USAID, will deliver over 600 Kyrgyz language books to five primary schools in Alamedin district, Chui oblast. These schools will be the first of 2,150 schools across Kyrgyzstan to will receive the books. Overall, USAID will deliver over 264,000 books to schools in the Kyrgyz Republic. ...
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USAID Trains Teachers of Blind and Low Vision Children on Innovative Classroom Methods

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – 24 teachers from two primary schools for blind and visually impaired children in Bishkek and Osh received training on innovative methods for teaching reading and writing to children. The teachers gained new skills and practice on using teaching technologies like specialized software and smartphones alongside traditional Braille methods (reading and writing by ...
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USAID Assists Farmers to Explore Business Opportunities with Frunze Supermarkets

BISHKEK – From August 9-10, USAID’s Agro Horizon Project (through Public Association “Agro Lead”) sponsored business-to-business meetings in Bishkek and Osh for agricultural producers. The meetings enabled 58 farmers and small and medium enterprises to explore commercial opportunities for the supply of fresh and processed agricultural products to Frunze, one of the country’s largest chains of supermarkets. Nine participants ...
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Over 2,500 Teachers Receive Government Certificates for Completing Reading Instruction Training

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – On August 23-24, over 900 primary school teachers in Naryn oblast received certificates from the Kyrgyz Academy of Education, recognizing their proficiency in new approaches for reading instruction. These teachers are now equipped with innovative techniques to improve the reading skills of students in grades one through four. Another 1600 teachers from ...
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Summer Camps Promote Reading Among Early Grade Students

Bishkek – In August, more than 1,500 primary school students from 73 schools of Naryn, Issyk-Kul, Talas, Osh, and Batken oblasts will take part in summer reading camps organized by USAID in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science. The main goal of the camps is to refresh the knowledge gained during the school ...
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USAID Improves Childhood and Adolescent TB Diagnosis and Treatment

Bishkek – USAID partners with the Kyrgyz Republic to overcome the challenges of diagnosing and managing childhood and adolescent tuberculosis (TB).  While many advances have been made in a fight against adult TB, children and adolescents remain very vulnerable to TB and significant challenges remain. In response to these challenges, the USAID Defeat TB Project , in partnership with ...
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Museum and Travel Agencies Join Efforts to Improve Tourism Experience

Bishkek – Representatives of 25 tourism businesses and museums from across the Kyrgyz Republic gathered in Bishkek on July 12 to highlight the rich heritage of museums throughout the country and to discuss the important role these museums can play in the tourist industry. The Center for Museum Initiatives organized the event in partnership with ...
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Aravan Potato Farmers Achieve Record Profits

Aravan – The Aravan Agro Service more than doubled its potato yield and profits in 2016 by partnering with the United States through the USAID Agro Horizon project. Moving to early potato production with high quality seeds and training on effective sales and marketing techniques allowed this cooperative of 217 farmers to increase production from ...
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1,000 Primary School Teachers Learn Latest Methods of Teaching Reading

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – As a part of nation-wide efforts to enhance education, The United States through USAID is providing training for 1,000 primary school teachers from 80 schools in Chui, Jalal-Abad, Naryn and Issyk-Kul oblasts to improve students’ reading skills. The teachers will receive 72 hours of training in the latest reading instruction methods recognized ...
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USAID and Prime Minister Inaugurate Streamlined Citizen Service Centers.

On December 23, CDA Michael Greene joined Prime Minister Djoomart Otorbayev and the leadership of the State Tax Service (STS) to open a Citizen Service Center at Bishkek’s Dordoi Bazaar, the busiest wholesale market in Central Asia. The newly-refurbished facility will help improve customer service for more than 7,000 businesses and traders working at the market. USAID, ...
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7000 Businesses at Dordoi Market to Benefit from Renovated Tax Service Center

On December 23, 2014, the State Tax Service of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic will open a new Citizen Service Center at Dordoi market in Bishkek. The newly refurbished facility will help improve customer service for more than 7000 businesses as well as traders working at the market. Prime Minister Joomart Otorbayev, Mayor Kubanychbek ...
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Modern Transport and Logistics Workshop in Bishkek Brings Together Experts from Eight Countries

A Modern Transport and Logistics Workshop will take place in Bishkek on December 18-20. The workshop, to be held at the Ak – Keme Hotel, will be attended by carriers, truck operators, freight forwarders, logistics service providers, warehouse and storage operators from Afghanistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Workshop participants will discuss ...
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American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative Releases Volume II of the Legal Profession Reform Index for the Kyrgyz Republic

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) released its 2014 Legal Profession Reform Index (LPRI) for the Kyrgyz Republic Volume II during an event today at the Ak-Keme Hotel in Bishkek. The Kyrgyzstan LPRI, based on an innovative tool created by ABA ROLI, assesses the development of the legal profession in emerging ...
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Press Conference with USAID Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein

Mark Feierstein , Associate Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the third highest ranking official in the agency worldwide, gave a press conference on his impressions from the visit and discuss USAID’s development partnership with Kyrgyz Republic on December 9, 2014 at the Internews Office Conference Room. U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic ...
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Passport to Success® training helps Kyrgyz youth succeed

This November two youth forums will highlight the ways the USAID Jasa.kg program, which incorporates life skills training through the Passport to Success® (PTS) curriculum, has enriched the lives of Kyrgyz youth. The events will bring together representatives from the Kyrgyz Republic Ministry of Education and Science and local partner organizations, as well as life ...
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Ambassador Spratlen Tours New AUCA Campus

American University of Central Asia President Andrew Wachtel led a hard hat tour of the new campus under construction.  The project, located two miles south of downtown Bishkek, is designed to be environmentally sustainable.  The main academic building will be the first private construction project in Central Asia built with geothermal heating and cooling and ...
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Annual Review of Police Reforms Forum

On October 30, Joye Davis-Kirchner, Director, and Mark Paresi, Senior Law Enforcement Advisor, both from the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section, attended the Annual Review of Police Reforms, organized by INL implementer, Civic Union. The forum brought together donors and international organizations to gauge progress on police reform.  Davis-Kirchner’s remarks focused on U.S. ...
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USAID continues to support economic development of the Kyrgyz Republic

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will launch the new USAID Business Growth Initiative (BGI) and close out its economic policy reform project, REFORMA.  Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia Daniel N. Rosenblum [1] at the U.S. Department of State, Vice Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Valery Dil and U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen ...
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Government, Mining Companies, and Local Communities Seek Cooperation, Understanding

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, – A two-day conference on “Building cooperation and reducing conflicts between stakeholders in the mining industry” started today on the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. The goal of the conference is to develop ideas to prevent conflicts and strengthen cooperation among authorities, mining companies, and local communities. Representatives of national and local government, ...
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Ministry of Health Reviews Health Survey, Policy Recommendations

Seminar to review the results of the 2012 Kyrgyz Republic Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) took place in in Bishkek on September 23, 2014.  Experts from the National Statistical Committee and the Ministry of Health discussed DHS and other national findings in four areas – ...
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U.S. supports pioneering tuberculosis treatment initiatives

On September 19 at 9:30 a.m., representatives from the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic will join a round table discussion on the results of a pilot initiative on ambulatory treatment of tuberculosis (TB) coordinated by the USAID-funded Quality Health Care Project (QHCP).  The discussion will highlight significant improvements in TB care brought forth ...
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USAID Kyrgyz Agro-Input Enterprise Development Project Celebrates Achievements in Agriculture

On September 18, 2014, the USAID Kyrgyz Agro-Input Enterprise Development Project (KAED) will host a close out ceremony to highlight achievements in the Kyrgyz Republic’s agricultural sector since the project began in 2001.  With the goal of improving food security for the country, the project has helped tens of thousands of Kyrgyz farmers increase yields ...
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USAID launches HIV React Project in Kyrgyzstan to reduce HIV in prisons

On September 17, 2014, the AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW) and USAID launched the HIV React Project in Bishkek.  The HIV React Project is a two-year regional program that seeks to expand the services available to strengthen prison-based HIV prevention, treatment, and care services, with a special focus on people who use intravenous drugs and those ...
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Public Events will Commemorate International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

On June 26, the Dialogue on HIV and TB Project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will organize a series of public events to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Bishkek city, Chui, Osh and Jalalabad oblasts. The drug trade and drug abuse in the Kyrgyz Republic ...
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Presentation of a Transboundary Water Measuring System on the Aspara River

An official handover ceremony of a water measurement system will take place on June 23 along the Aspara River in the village of Cholok-Aryk. The ceremony is part of a U.S. Government program fostering transboundary water cooperation funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Regional Center for Central ...
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U.S. Building of National Capacity in Mother and Child Health in Kyrgyzstan

On June 3, 2014 at 9 a.m., representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ministry of Health of Kyrgyz Republic will take part in close out meeting of Mother and Child Health (MCH) Component of USAID funded Quality health care project at the Bishkek Park Hotel in Bishkek. The objective of the ...
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United States and Public Fund “Ergene” Donate Food to Vulnerable Citizens of Kyrgyz Republic

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American non-governmental organization Resource & Policy Exchange (RPX) will deliver four containers of food donated by the American people to the Kyrgyz Republic as part of the USAID Food for Peace Program.  The Public Foundation “Ergene” will coordinate and administer the ...
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Second Kyrgyz Republic Demographic and Health Survey Shows Major Improvements in Child Survival

The Chairman of the National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic and Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic released the results for the 2012 Kyrgyz Republic Demographic and Health Survey (KgDHS). Demographic and Health Surveys are known as the gold standard in measuring national health, population, and nutrition status. At the launch of the ...
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