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The project "Strengthening the capacity of the medical service of penitentiary institutions to prevent, diagnose, treat coronavirus infection COVID-19 and ensure effective infection control in Head Department of Penal System under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan" 


Objective: to strengthen the capacity of medical service of Head Department of Penal System under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan to prevent expansion of COVID-19 pandemic, timely detection and treatment of patients with coronavirus infection, ensure effective infection control in prisons through organizational, material, technical, preventive and anti-epidemic measures. 



1. Raising the awareness of prison staff and prisoners regarding coronavirus infection, ensuring the rights of prisoners to receive basic medical services. .

2. Improving the professional skills of medical staff of Head Department of Penal System under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan in   treatment (case management) of patients with coronavirus infection.

3. Strengthening infection control in penitentiary institutions of Head Department of Penal System under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan through organizational, material, technical, preventive and anti-epidemic measures aimed to prevent expansion of COVID-19 pandemic. 


Donor:Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation in Tajikistan.  


Implementation period: from June 12 till November 12, 2020.



Project "TB prevention and care in Prisons”  


Objective: mobilize resources and strengthen the capacities of penitentiary and civilian health sectors of the Republic of Tajikistan and for civil society organizations (CSOs)s to introduce a sustainable system of early TB detection, timely treatment, and adherence support for prisoners, and post release prisoners with TB, DR-TB and TB/HIV. 



1. To improve multi-sectoral cooperation and networking between medical service of penitentiary system, civilian TB service, CSOs and social facilities on introducing collaborative measures of monitoring of TB situation and early TB detection in prisons, delivering continuum and result-oriented TB care and support for prisoners and post released prisoners on TB, DR-TB and TB/HIV treatment.

2. To develop the capacities of medical and non-medical prisons workers, civilian TB specialists and outreach and social workers of CSOs in delivering TB education, organization regular TB screening, further TB diagnostic and initiation of timely treatment of TB.

3.To arrange long-term cooperation between prisons administrations, civilian TB services and CSOs in joint organization of TB education sessions among newly convicted prisoners and non-medical prisons workers, providing of peer-to-peer and individual TB counseling, prevent TB and fight against TB related, gender based and social stigma in prisons and outside of prisons.


Donor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) 


Implementation period: from January 15, 2020 till December 14, 2025



Project "Eliminating Tuberculosis in Central Asia (ETICA)"


Objective: to reduce the burden of tuberculosis (TB) in Central Asia by strengthening local and regional capacities to better detect and treat drug-resistant TB (DR-TB).



1. Improve detection of tuberculosis and DR-TB

2. Improve the effectiveness of treatment for TB and all types of DR-TB.


Donor: U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID)


Implementation period: From October 09, 2019 till June 07, 2024



Project "Strengthening rehabilitation services in the health care system"


Objectives: Comprehensive, sustainable rehabilitation services / systems developed and enhanced through partnerships and stakeholder engagement. Expanding access to quality rehabilitation services, including assisting / assisting technologies, for survivors of conflict and others in need of such services.



1. Support the development of a rehabilitation policy framework through pilot protocols and promoting stakeholder engagement.

1.1. Improving human resources for rehabilitation by supporting education reform in Ukraine and Tajikistan.

2. Creation of demand for rehabilitation services.

2.1: Establish referral channels for rehabilitation / assisting technology services.


Donor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)


Implementation period: From October 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022



Project "Strengthening the supportive environment and scaling up prevention, treatment and care to curb the HIV epidemic in the Republic of Tajikistan"


Objective: To provide access to harm reduction programs (including NSP and low-threshold services) for PWID in the Kurgan-Tube zone of the Khatlon region of Tajikistan



1.Reduce the number of new HIV cases among PWID;

2. To improve the continuum of HIV infection for key populations and PLHIV;

3. To improve the basic tools for the implementation of programs among key population and PLHIV


Donor: The Global Fund to Fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (UNDP - Tajikistan)


Implementation period: From October 8, 2019 till December 31, 2020


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