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 November 15, 2025