European Union contributes to WHO project in support of health reform in Tajikistan

With financial support from the European Union (EU), the WHO Country Office in Tajikistan has launched the new project "Technical assistance in support of health care reform in Tajikistan". 

The project is part of the EU Delegation support to ensure the effectiveness of the health care reforms planned by the Government of Tajikistan.

The overall objective of the project is to improve the health status of the population, especially the most vulnerable groups, through strengthening of the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Health to deliver population-based and results-oriented service with a focus on primary health care.

"WHO is committed to continue the work in the field of health systems strengthening, jointly with the development partners, to support the Ministry of Health in improving the quality, access and equity of health services in line with the National Health Sector Strategy 2010-2020, in particular for building capacity of the health care reform in the country," said Dr Pavel Ursu, WHO Representative/Head of the WHO Country Office in Tajikistan.

"Ensuring better access of the population to basic health services and improving financial health protection is the most important fundament in health systems sustainability of the country," noted Mr Eduard Auer, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation in Tajikistan.

The Ministry of Health, WHO and the EU Delegation jointly agreed to dedicate the project activities primarily to strengthening primary health care (PHC) and improving health financing modules.