The Challenge

Despite substantive progress over the past two decades, Tajikistan continues to trail other countries in the Europe and Central Asia region in key health indicators such as life expectancy, out-of-pocket expenditures, child mortality and stunting, causing substantial loss of human capital. As communicable diseases remain a significant share of the disease burden, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes are sharply increasing and presently account for the majority of mortality and disability in the country. Tracking these challenges is crucial for Tajikistan to ensure a healthy, more resilient future for its people, strengthen human capital and promote economic growth.

The Opportunity

The Republic of Tajikistan with support from development partners developed the Prioritized Action Plan 2024–2026. Aligned with the longterm vision of the Strategy on Health Care of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan for the period up to 2030, the action plan aims to transform the health care system to accelerate progress towards universal health coverage (UHC). Developed in collaboration with country and global partners, the plan includes actions to ensure that all women, children and adolescents can access the care they need to survive and thrive. With this plan, the government including the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population (MOHSPP)—leads a process to strengthen alignment among stakeholders and drive efficient investment towards health sector priorities and reforms.

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