Poverty continued to decline in Tajikistan in 2014, but the rate of decline is expected to moderate in 2015-2016, according to a World Bank report released here Tuesday.

The incidence of poliomyelitis has dropped precipitously over the last decade. However, persistent transmission in three countries and outbreaks elsewhere challenge the end-2014 eradication target. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is considering expanding the age range of vaccination campaigns even in the absence of adult cases, because of concerns about imperfect, waning intestinal immunity. The success of this approach will depend on the contribution to transmission by older ages, which we estimated during two large outbreaks affecting adults.

This report analyzes the influence of agrarian transformations on the feminization of agricultural production in rural Tajikistan. It explores women’s multiple labor relations for meeting basic needs of the household.

The United States has committed $15 million in financing towards the Central Asia-South Asia electricity transmission project (CASA-1000) that will bring electricity from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

Strengthening its overseas footprint, state-run BHEL today said a renovated hydro power plant project with enhanced generation capacity has been commissioned in Tajikistan.

There is a bad news: India may not be able to meet Millennium Development Goals for Women and Children’s health by the target year of 2015.

China has been actively pushing for the establishment of a semi-official multilateral platform for energy cooperation, particularly with its neighbors in central Asia, an industry official said Tue

WHO and partners hope that they can fi nally rid the world of polio. But insurgency, Taliban-initiated boycotts, and a US$1 billion funding defi cit will not make it an easy task. Dara Mohammadi reports.

Tackling polio has entered "emergency mode" according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative after "explosive" outbreaks in countries previously free of the disease.

The World Health Organization is expected to declare polio a global emergency after outbreaks in countries previously free of the disease.