JSI began working in newly-independent Tajikistan in 1992 on the USAID-supported Resources for Child Health (REACH) Project’s emergency immunization initiative.
In 2004, we began to work on the HIV and TB response in Tajikistan through several USAID-supported projects including the TB Expansion and Improvement Project in Central Asia (2004-2009), the Central Asian Program on AIDS Control and Integration Targeting Youth (CAPACITY) project (2004-2009), the TUMAR project focusing on reaching most at risk populations (2007-2009), AIDSTAR-One (2008-2014), and AIDSFree (2014-2019).
Highlights of our work in HIV and TB include:
- Increasing the percentage of the population on the leading TB treatment from 13 to 100 percent in just 3 years (2004 to 2007)
- >Building capacity of more than 300 HIV-focused NGOs in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, which collectively reached 97 percent of the at-risk population in project areas with services and outreach activities
- Developed and implemented a model for achieving high coverage of most at-risk populations with a comprehensive package of HIV prevention interventions, reaching 97 percent of key populations in project areas
- Developed a series of reports to provide guidance for health systems in Central Asia including: Asia Regional Workshop on HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment for Men who have Sex with Men and Transgendered Persons
In 2005, JSI began working to improve the quality of affordable health care in Tajikistan through USAID’s Central Asia Quality Health Project (ZdravPlus I and II).
In 2006, we managed the Europe and Eurasia Regional Family Planning Activity (2006-2009), in collaboration with USAID, UNFPA, and the Tajik Ministry of Health. The activity improved local capacity for providing long-term and permanent family planning methods.
In 2008, JSI led programming in the areas of child health, immunization, and pediatric HIV on the USAID Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP, 2008-2014).
In 2009 and in 2013, JSI’s Partnership for Supply Chain Management procured and delivered “core” products for the Global Fund’s pooled procurement mechanism, including HIV and malaria medicines, test kits and related commodities.