Tajikistan has been certified as malaria-free country

April 4, 2023

Tajikistan has recently been declared malaria-free by the World Health Organization (WHO), marking a major milestone in the global fight against the disease. This is a significant achievement for the country, which had once been a high-burden malaria country. 

The UNDP Tajikistan played a crucial role in helping Tajikistan reach this milestone. Through its Malaria Projects, funded by The Global Fund, UNDP supported the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Tajikistan in implementing a comprehensive malaria control program. This included providing technical assistance, training health workers, and distributing insecticide-treated bed nets and other malaria prevention tools. UNDP GF funded Malaria project was one of the most successful projects implemented in Tajikistan, having eliminated cases of the diseases in the country completely. As of 2014, there have been no new cases of malaria registered in Tajikistan.

The achievement of malaria-free status is a significant milestone for Tajikistan and demonstrates the importance of international cooperation in addressing global health challenges. It also highlights the critical role that organizations such as the UNDP play in supporting countries in their efforts to improve health outcomes.

This remarkable accomplishment is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the country's health workers and international partners and should serve as an inspiration for other countries to continue their efforts to eliminate malaria and improve the health and well-being of their populations.