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.