Building capacity for a people-centred response to NCDs in Tajikistan


Over 200 policy-makers, guideline developers, health practitioners and academics gathered in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 5 May 2014 to learn more about evidence-based management of noncommunicable disease (NCD) complications, with a specific focus on cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. The conference organized by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Tajikistan with WHO support aimed to improve the quality of health service delivery for NCDs in Tajikistan and encourage a comprehensive, people-centred health system culture.

Tajikistan’s health system is maturing and already responding to the increasing burden of NCDs in the country. The nation’s health care providers understand the crucial importance of delivering NCD preventive interventions and early management of NCDs and their complications, especially those related to cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

The event was part of a European Union funded project on “Technical assistance in support of health care reforms in Tajikistan”.