Needle and Syringe Programs Operating In Tajikistan, 2011
"As of the end of 2011, 49 needle and syringe programmes were operating in Tajikistan through the trust points, including 21 trust points for IDUs (based on the premises of treatment and prevention facilities) that were supported by UNDP within the framework of the implementation of GFATM grants, and 28 trust points supported both through GFATM grants and CARHAP/DFID, PSI, OSI, and Red Crescent Society projects. Geographically, NSPs are available in 28 sites of the 68 districts of the country.
"In 2011, 2,200,000 needles and syringes were distributed in the country, which translates into 88 needles/syringes per IDU (based on the total estimated number of IDUs in the country). Cumulatively, 15,871 clients were reached by harm reduction services in 2011, making up about 63% of the estimated number of IDUs in Tajikistan (National Coordinating Council on Prevention and the Fight against HIV, TB, and Malaria in the Republic of Tajikistan, 2012). Specifically, about 6133 IDUs were reached by needle and syringe programmes in 2011 (Burkhanova and Ibragimov, 2012). The provision of harm reduction materials to all programmes is done exclusively through GFATM funding, and at the present moment there are no alternative sources of funding, which jeopardises the future sustainability of harm reduction programmes in the country (National Coordinating Council on Prevention and the Fight against HIV, TB, and Malaria in the Republic of Tajikistan, 2012)."
Hasanov Kh.B., Muhabatov M.S., Makhsutov M.N., Chikalov Y.P., Murodova F.R., and Nurlyaminova Z.A. "2012 National Report on the Drug Situation in the Republic of Tajikistan (Drug situation in 2011)" (Dushanbe: National Centre for Monitoring and Prevention of Drug Addiction, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tajikistan/Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP)), pp. 36-37.