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US helps Uzbekistan battle tuberculosis

US helps Uzbekistan battle tuberculosis

Uzbekistan plans to allocate more than 118 billion UZS ($14 million) by 2021 to a large-scale programme to combat TB.

In photos: Kazakhstani medics learn key first aid skills

In photos: Kazakhstani medics learn key first aid skills

Laypersons and paramedics can carry out simple acts to halt blood loss, enable normal breathing and prevent hypothermia, medics learned in a recent training in Astana.

International donors help Tajikistan modernise water, wastewater services

International donors help Tajikistan modernise water, wastewater services

Tajikistan, a mountainous, landlocked country in Central Asia, is blessed by nature and awe-inspiring views. But since it gained independence in 1991, it has yet to enjoy sustainable growth.

Kazakhstan's new health plan expands free access to medication

Kazakhstan's new health plan expands free access to medication

Almost 4 million Kazakhstanis will receive free medication in 2018 worth 128 billion KZT ($400 million), according to the Health Ministry.

Kyrgyz doctors get knowledge boost with new TB textbook

Kyrgyz doctors get knowledge boost with new TB textbook

The textbook was developed by USAID, Kyrgyz specialists and the WHO, and provides modern, country-specific information on the treatment and prevention of the disease.

US to provide children in Kyrgyzstan with healthy school lunches

US to provide children in Kyrgyzstan with healthy school lunches

The US government has allocated about $15 million to provide Kyrgyz schools and kindergartens with high quality, nutritious food, according to the US Embassy in Bishkek.

World Bank works to provide clean water to Kyrgyz villages

World Bank works to provide clean water to Kyrgyz villages

'Indeed, if clean water comes to our village, it will be like a fairy tale turning into reality,' a Chook village resident said.

Tajik doctors provide valuable medical care to Afghans near border

Tajik doctors provide valuable medical care to Afghans near border

Tajik doctors treat thousands of Afghan citizens every year on both sides of the border as part of an agreement between the two countries' health ministries.

Uzbekistan takes steps to improve healthcare quality, fight TB

Uzbekistan takes steps to improve healthcare quality, fight TB

The government is working to improve healthcare in rural areas by training medical staff and requiring some new doctors to serve in rural communities for three years.

International projects take on poverty, malnutrition in Tajikistan

International projects take on poverty, malnutrition in Tajikistan

Adequate access to quality health care, education, heating, water and sanitation remains a challenge for many people, especially families in rural areas.

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