Dushanbe, Tajikistan, October 4, 2022 – The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) and Tajik Ministry of Education and Science opened a resource center for Safe Oxygen Use at the Tajik Technical University named after academician M.S. Osimi in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
USAID provided IT and oxygen ecosystem related equipment valued at $36,000 to the resource center which will serve as a training center for university students as well as technical specialists of medical institutions, and will help address the country’s growing need for qualified personnel to ensure the safe operation of oxygen equipment.
“Through our COVID-19 support to Tajikistan, we recognized the considerable demand for access to oxygen. Medical facilities faced oxygen deficiency and problems with the safe movement and delivery of oxygen cylinders. With this we decided to expand our assistance to ensure the country can further combat COVID-19 and other respiratory related diseases.”, – said USAID Mission Director Peter Riley.
USAID has provided more than $12 million in assistance to improve laboratory operations, case management, risk communication, and community engagement, as well as training the medical and non-medical staff of the country’s medical facilities. The establishment of this resource center is a significant accomplishment in ensuring that Tajikistan continues to have the required capacity at the national level to maintain increasing demand for oxygen system needs in a safe and sustainable manner.
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