IOM Tajikistan Resumes HIV Prevention Campaign among Migrant Workers and Their Families

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, February 1, 2014 - IOM is continuing its activities to help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV among migrant workers and their families through a new sub-award agreement signed with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the further implementation of the project on HIV Prevention among Migrant Workers and Their Families in Tajikistan.

The new funding will support ongoing work on raising awareness of migrant workers and their families through outreach, provision of referral services, as well as organizing public events. The project is targeting a total of 35 priority districts across Tajikistan with the largest out-migration. These include all four provinces of Tajikistan with 14 districts in Khatlon province, 9 districts in Sughd province, 8 within the Region of Republican Subordination (RRS) and 4 locations in the autonomous province of Gorno-Badakhshan.

The new phase is launched  within the framework  of the IOM project "HIV Prevention among  Migrant Workers and Their Families in Tajikistan" in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan with the financial support of UNDP as the Principal Recipient of the Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Tajikistan.