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UNDP Supports Development of Rural Areas of Tajikistan Through Capacity Building

“It was difficult for my husband to maintain our big family by working in the farm,” says Olufta, 35, a housewife and mother of five. The past two years have brought some positive change to the family…  


Fostering Agroforestry Measures and Sustainable Livelihoods through Eco-Agriculture Micro-Loans

Managed by the regional microloan foundation (MLF) “Imdodi Rushd” established in 2009 under the Gissar Biodiversity project, the eco-agriculture microloan system has helped rural community members in…  


Community approach to food security and natural resources

The 1992-97 civil war deepened the impacts of the transition to market economy on both rural communities and the protected area system in Tajikistan. The collapse of state infrastructures led to an…  


New Opportunities through Renewable Energy

The Jamoat Burunov in Vahdat district, to the east of the capital city Dushanbe, suffers from the challenges most rural communities in Tajikistan face: the lack of access to reliable energy. Almost…  


Tuberculosis treatment is enhanced micro-loaning practices boost the income of patients

Saidsharif Pirov, a father to seven children – three sons with disabilities and two elder sons infected with tuberculosis (TB), resides in Chorbog village of Vose district. For years, the main source…  


Successful Multi-Drug Resistant TB Treatment in Tajikistan Turns a Life Around

Tuberculosis (TB) is a wide-spread and lethal disease in Tajikistan. Increasingly Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB is developing and challenging health system and peoples’ lives. MDR-TB develops during…  


UNDP assists local organizations to help IDUs help themselves

The public organization “Svon+” located in Kulyab city, Khatlon oblast, has been established by the initiative of injecting drug users (IDUs) in 2011 with the purpose of reaching IDUs with quality…  


Fighting HIV at its root the promotion of Opioid Substitution Therapy

The HIV epidemic is growing quickly in Tajikistan, with cases significantly up from the 429 officially registered in 2005 to 4674 in 2012. HIV prevalence is highest among at risk groups of population.…  


The path to recovery is difficult, but I will succeed

Tajikistan is listed among the 27 countries with the highest burden of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). 16.8% of all new TB cases and 61% of retreatment cases are resistant to the first…  


Learning emergency first aid skills on the northern border of Afghanistan

Afghan Border Police (ABP) officers do not receive any first aid training during their basic and post-academy training. Some 92 per cent of officers on the Afghanistan/Tajikistan border have no…  

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