AKIPRESS.COM - The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have awarded a new five-year project to combat HIV/AIDS in Tajikistan under the title, “Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control.” The project will be implemented by the non-commercial organization Family Health International 360, in partnership with Right to Care, Palladium, Population Services International, and Gobee Group. “Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control” is a global initiative that will provide strategic technical assistance and deliver health services directly to achieve HIV epidemic control and improve HIV case finding, prevention, treatment programming, and viral load suppression.
In Tajikistan, the project activities will be implemented in Dushanbe, the Districts of the Republican Subordinations, and Sughd province. Working in partnership with the National AIDS Center and local community-based organizations, the project will introduce innovations and expand HIV services to unprecedented levels of scale, coverage, quality, effectiveness, and efficiency. The project will focus its activities on key populations at heightened risk of HIV infection.
PEPFAR and USAID, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population, serves to support the implementation of this HIV program by providing more effective and accessible HIV prevention, treatment, and care.