Our Stories

  • Reaching higher education: Inspirations from women with disabilities

    Shabibi Osmanova, with visual disability since her birth breaks the stereotypes and fights social stigma. Shabibi recently became a full time student at the university in Belarus and completed the first semester of schooling.

  • Strengthening the capacity of the local partners to tackle TB issues in Turkmenistan

    UNDP provides knowledge and skills to staff of state and non-state institutions as part of its Capacity Development Programme. This is a key component of the project “Purposeful strengthening and Expanding of Qualified Services on TB Diagnostics and Treatment in Turkmenistan”, funded by the Global Fund.

  • Helping people with disabilities move forward

    A programme in Turkmenistan that teaches disabled people employable skills is helping improve their job prospects.

  • Learning Leadership - Inspiring course for Women with Disabilities in Turkmenistan

    Over fifty women with disabilities participated in a special 20-day course to promote social inclusion and greater engagement of people with disabilities in policy-making. The training was designed to strengthen the leadership capacities of women with visual and hearing impairments from the Deaf and Blind Society of Turkmenistan.

  • New Successes in Tackling TB in Turkmenistan

    The past 20 years have seen an increase in the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) throughout Central Asia. This strain of TB, cannot be cured by basic antibiotics. It needs to be treated with ‘second line’ drugs. It needs to be detected at an early stage through drug susceptibility testing (DST) by trained staff at specialized TB laboratories using sophisticated equipment in a highly controlled environment.

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