A four-year project on HIV policy reform began in Tajikistan early in 2018. The goal is to increase access to HIV care for vulnerable populations, specifically for LGBTQI.
The IIHE Founders have been working in Tajikistan for over 15 years.
They have recently assisted the Ministry of Health of Tajikistan to submit a comprehensive proposal to the Global Fund to control HIV/AIDS for a 5 year project to reduce new HIV infections and to integrate HIV Services into the primary health care. The approach emphasizes a Rights-based approach for key populations in Tajikistan and was funded to the tune of $13,000,000 by the Global Fund. Several findings have been published.
The IIHE co-President, Dr Arash Alaei, is collaborating with the the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and UNICEF to implement the project in Tajikistan. Project objectives include: