First patients on new TB treatment in Dushanbe.
We are working with the Tajikistan Ministry of Health to diagnose and treat children, and their family members who are diagnosed with drug-sensitive and drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).

Where possible, we aim to treat TB patients at home, and demonstrate that comprehensive TB care for children is feasible. We also support the paediatric TB hospital in Dushanbe and the paediatric ward in Machiton hospital.

The comprehensive model of TB care includes patient follow-up, active testing for new patients, laboratory diagnosis, individualised treatment and psychosocial support (including play therapy). The project also treats children who have both TB and HIV, and TB and severe malnutrition.

In the south of the country, we run the Kulob paediatric HIV and family project. The main objective is to reduce illness and mortality of children with HIV/AIDS, with a special focus on co-infections with other diseases and the prevention of HIV transmission.

MSF teams are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in the country, with a particular focus on protecting TB patients.

In 2019
Paediatric TB Care - Dushanbe

Breaking the cycle: Paediatric DR-TB detection, care and treatment in Tajikistan

Report 17 May 2019
Play Therapy in Tajikistan

Stories from MSF's paediatric TB projects

Project Update 4 Nov 2016

Shorter TB regimens offer new hope

Opinion 12 May 2016
Treating MDR-TB in Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Sept 2013

Children with tuberculosis must not be neglected

Project Update 17 Dec 2013
Treating MDR-TB in Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Sept 2013

Improving paediatric TB care in Tajikistan

Report 17 Dec 2013
MDR-TB treatment for children

MSF treats youngest ever MDR-TB patient

Project Update 12 Mar 2013