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Press Release
April 10, 2013 
US Government supports Tajikistan Statistical Agency in health data collection

Released by the US Embassy, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe, Tajikistan

United States Ambassador Susan Elliott, Head of Department of Health, Family and Women Affairs of the Presidential Administration, Lola Bobokhojieva, Director of the Statistical Agency, Bahtiya Muhammadieva, and the First Deputy Minister of Health, Saida Jobirova, participated in the presentation of an internationally recognized Demographic and Health Survey preliminary report.

Tajikistan showed positive improvements in some of their health indicators. The under-five mortality rate was 43 deaths per 1,000 for 2008-2012, compared to 54 per 1,000 for 2003-2007 and 76 per 1,000 for 1998-2002. Among women with a live birth in the last five years, 87 percent had their last birth delivered by a skilled provider and 77 percent delivered in a health facility.

In her speech, Ambassador Elliott stated, “No decisions or plans can be made without data. The Demographic Health Survey provides the decision makers in the Government of Tajikistan and our international partners with reliable and up-to-date statistics related to the health status of the population.”

You can find the preliminary report here. The Russian version is available here

The DHS project is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Population Fund.

The Demographic and Health Survey is one of the many assistance projects made possible by the American people. Since 1992, the American people have invested over $1 billion in programs and humanitarian aid to improve the standard of living for the people of Tajikistan through support to Tajikistan's democratic institutions, health care, education, and economic growth.


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