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TAJIKISTAN: UNFPA Holds Annual Review

Patriotj.com on 24 December reported that UNFPA Tajikistan held its annual review in the capital city of Dushanbe. At the meeting with partners, UNFPA officials summarized the agency’s activities in 2013, discussed those planned for next year, and identified shortcomings and future priorities. Work done in Tajikistan has helped reduce maternal and child mortality, improve maternal health, prevent new HIV infections among vulnerable groups, and created an integrated response to domestic violence under a new law adopted this year. UNFPA support has also contributed to census data being made available to the public through a specially created website of the Agency for Statistics, and to the carrying out of a Demographic and Health Survey, the first comprehensive study giving a clear picture of the current health status of Tajikistan’s population. “This year has been extremely productive for UNFPA,” said UNFPA Tajikistan Executive Director Aziza Hamidova. “It was a landmark year for the country, during which Tajikistan evaluated its progress and made ​​a contribution to the global post-2015 planning in terms of achieving the Millennium Development Goals and the goals of the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994.” Read in Russian: Patriotj.com

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