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Fighting HIV at its root: the promotion of Opioid Substitution Therapy

The HIV epidemic is growing quickly in Tajikistan, with cases significantly up from the 429 officially registered in 2005 to 4674 in 2012. HIV prevalence is highest among at risk groups of population. Of particular concern is the high prevalence among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs), 13.5% in 2011. Tajimore

Successful Multi-Drug Resistant TB Treatment in Tajikistan Turns a Life Around

Tuberculosis (TB) is a wide-spread and lethal disease in Tajikistan. Increasingly Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB is developing and challenging health system and peoples’ lives. MDR-TB develops during TB when the normal course of antibiotics is interrupted and the levels of drug in the body are insuffmore

«The path to recovery is difficult, but I will succeed!»

Tajikistan is listed among the 27 countries with the highest burden of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). 16.8% of all new TB cases and 61% of retreatment cases are resistant to the first line treatment regimen and thus require longer and much more expensive treatment. TB in penitentiary famore


Tuberculosis treatment is enhanced: micro-loaning practices boost the income of patients

Saidsharif Pirov, a father to seven children – three sons with disabilities and two elder sons infected with tuberculosis (TB), resides in Chorbog village of Vose district. For years, the main source of family income was three hectares of land, where mainly food crops were grown to barely sustain thmore

UNDP assists local organizations to help IDUs help themselves.

The public organization “Svon+” located in Kulyab city, Khatlon oblast, has been established by the initiative of injecting drug users (IDUs) in 2011 with the purpose of reaching IDUs with quality harm reduction services. This is the second public organization in Tajikistan that has been founded by more

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