Extensive review of tuberculosis prevention, control and care in Tajikistan, 15-24 July 2013



This report is informed by the findings and recommendations of a WHO extensive review of tuberculosis prevention, control and care in Tajikistan conducted between 15 and 24 July 2013 at the request of the Minister of Health. The review was carried out by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the WHO country office for Tajikistan in collaboration with the National Programme for Tuberculosis Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan for 2010–2015 and with support from the German Development Bank, United States Agency for International Development and the United Nations Development Programme. The methodology included surveillance of data, interviews with Ministry of Health authorities and others, and field visits to city and rural health centres, tuberculosis laboratory services and HIV/AIDS centres. Team members also visited tuberculosis prison services. The review found that Tajikistan has made significant progress in following and addressing recommendations from a previous review conducted in 2009, but capacity needs to be further strengthened to translate the most important policy priorities into action and improved performance.