Khorog, Tajikistan, 4 July 2020 – The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) Tajikistan today made a significant donation of medical and emergency response supplies worth over TJS 255,000 to the Regional Hospital of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) in Khorog.
The items included water heaters, five refrigerators, 10 air conditioners, three stove burners, and 15 electric water boilers. Other items include 424 pieces each of mattresses, thick blankets, pillows, and linen, and 75 pieces of thin summer blankets.
GBAO Governor Yodgor Fayzov, who received the donation on behalf of the Oblast, noted, “We are indeed grateful to the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat for the ongoing support. The assistance and support that has been provided since the outbreak of the virus in the Republic of Tajikistan has saved lives, enabling medical workers to provide medical assistance safely and without any limitation thanks to the PPE that has been also provided by the agency.”
Across Tajikistan, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat and the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network have been working with the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoESCD), the Ministry of Health, and Oblast Governments to deliver interventions to limit the health and economic impacts of the pandemic.
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The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), which merges the capabilities of Focus Humanitarian Assistance, the Aga Khan Planning and Building Services, and the Aga Khan Development Network’s Disaster Risk Management Initiative, focuses on preparing for both sudden and slow-onset disasters. AKAH works to ensure that poor people live in physical settings that are as safe as possible from the effects of natural disasters; that residents who do live in high-risk areas are able to cope with disasters in terms of preparedness and response; and that these settings provide access to social and financial services that lead to greater opportunity and a better quality of life. Initially, priority areas of AKAH will include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and India. Read more about the agency at http://www.akdn.org/our-agencies/aga-khan-agency-habitat