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UNDP, working in partnership with the Global Fund and national partners, has provided 1.4 million counselling and testing encounters for HIV and been successful in keeping 87 per cent of HIV patients on treatment after a year.

Key results - HIV

In Tajikistan, UNDP became principal recipient for the Global Fund HIV grant in 2003. The HIV epidemic in Tajikistan particularly affects key populations, including sex workers, prison populations, MSM and PWID. Under previous programmes, coverage of HIV services increased significantly for key populations with the expansion of HIV and TB services to prisons and increased access to anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in remote areas. Read more...
The objectives under the current funding cycle (2018-2020) are sustaining gains in the HIV programme and continuing to build health system capacity. In particular to, improve access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. In addition to build and improve the technical and managerial capacities of health professionals and promote engagement of civil society and NGOs.

1.4 million counselling and testing encounters for HIV

Source: UNDP

87% retention on ART 12 months after starting treatment (2016)

Source: UNAIDS

HIV positive TB patients on ART

Source: World Health Organization

Key results - TB

UNDP was principal recipient for the TB grant between 2007 and 2015. The programme was successful in improving case detection rates, strengthened directly observed treatment, short-course, and enhanced treatment of multidrug-resistant TB patients as well as supporting the construction of four new TB hospitals and a high-tech Bio-safety laboratory.

Case detection rate for TB in 2016 (above 70% global target)

Source: World Health Organization

A reduction of 46% in the incidence of TB between 2000 and 2016

Source: World Health Organization

Treatment success rate for TB (2015)

Source: World Health Organization

Key results - Malaria

UNDP was the principal recipient for the malaria grant between 2005 and 2015. The overall goal of the project was to support to the National Malaria Control Programme in the elimination of malaria infection through the interruption of local transmission. This was achieved through the distribution of bed nets, the use of gambusia fish for larva control and indoor residual spraying. In addition more than 3,374 medical staff were trained, 310 laboratories equipped, and databases implemented for analysis and planning of anti-mosquito control activities in 41 districts.

Reported confirmed cases of Malaria

Source: World Health Organization

1.5 million mosquito nets distributed

Source: UNDP

100% antimalarial coverage with Artemisinin Combination Therapy (2014)

Source: World Health Organization

Only one confirmed case of Malaria in 2016

Source: World Health Organization

Capacity Development

UNDP has provided additional resources to Tajikistan for institutional strengthening since 2005 (totalling more than US$ 2.6 million) and there is now a formal capacity development plan in place. Transition to a national Principal Recipient is underway.

Strengthening National Capacities in Tajikistan (case study report)