WHO/Europe and Tajikistan summarize results of cooperation for 2010-2011


The WHO Country Office, Tajikistan, convened an official meeting on 22 December 2011, to mark the end of the Biennial Collaborative Agreement (BCA) between WHO/Europe and the Ministry of Health of Tajikistan for the period of 2010-2011. The objectives of the meeting were to:

  • report on the key results achieved
  • present a managerial and financial report on the implemented activities
  • highlight new developments
  • identify prospects for cooperation in the framework of the BCA 2012-2013.

The meeting brought together leadership from the Ministry of Health of Tajikistan, national counterparts and governmental officials representing the Office of the President Administration, Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan and other stakeholders representing other sectors.

Dr Pavel Ursu, WHO Representative/United Nations Resident Coordinator, a.i., presented the key achievements of the bilateral cooperation together with a managerial financial framework, highlighting the regional developments and local contexts, and commending the effective daily cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Tajikistan. “Bilateral cooperation in strengthening the policy framework and health system to deliver better services to the Tajik population benefited from a high level of political support from the government of Tajikistan and WHO leadership, and this important element provided a boost to the excellent work in many technical areas, like communicable diseases control, maternal and child health, health system financing, disaster preparedness and response and environmental health.”

“I want to stress the importance of the technical and financial assistance from WHO/Europe during the crucial moment of polio outbreak in the country. A lot of efforts were made to stop the spread of this disease. I want to thank WHO as our key strategic partner in the country, who constantly and timely collaborated with us in a transparent and effective way,” said Dr Jobirov Sh. S, General Director of the Republican Centre for Immunoprophylaxis.

In his concluding remarks, Dr Salimov N.F, Minister of Health, appreciated the outstanding results and efforts of all three levels of WHO during the last two years. He acknowledged the important role of the WHO Country Office, Tajikistan, and pointed out that despite many challenges which the health system is facing in the country, there are good prospects for further progress.