On September 5, 2022, a Record of Discussions that confirms the launch of a technical cooperation project “The Project for Improving Quality of Primary Health Care Services” (referred to as Project for PHC) from the beginning of 2023 has been signed between JICA and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan. 

The period of the Project for PHC is three years and the intervention areas will be selected after the launch of the Project.

The specific objective of the Project is to improve the quality of health care at primary level

  1. by strengthening the capacity of professionals working in primary health care (referred to as PHC) service delivery;
  2. by increasing awareness about mother and child health, nutrition and non-communicable diseases prevention among community members in the target districts and
  3. by small-scale provision of equipment or rehabilitation in the selected PHC facilities.

Overall, the Project for PHC aims to assist the Ministry of Health and Social Protection in strengthening the PHC system by aligning JICA’s activities with the efforts of other stakeholders.

Since 2017, JICA has been implementing a technical cooperation project “The Project for Improving Maternal and Child Health Care System in Khatlon Region, Phase II”, which will be completed by the end of 2022. The Project for PHC has been formulated based on the lessons learned from the Phase II project and in coordination with stakeholders who are working to improve the quality of PHC.

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