The EFSD-funded Caravan of Health road trains start operations in Tajikistan

10 August 2021

Dushanbe, 10 August 2021. Tajikistan has received two medical road trains as part of the Caravan of Health project financed by a grant from the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development (EFSD) managed by the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB). The EFSD has extended US $2 million for the project.

The trains carry state-of-the-art medical equipment for preventive check-ups and disease prevention and are also expected to provide health-related information to people living in rural and remote areas. The vehicles have been delivered to the Kutfiddinov Clinical Hospital in Sughd Region and the Vokhidov Clinical Hospital in Khatlon Region to cover the northern and southern regions of Tajikistan.

The Caravan of Health project aims to improve disease prevention and detection, including at early stages, in rural and hard-to-reach areas by organising preventive check-ups.

Similar EFSD projects are being run in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Additional Information:

The Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development (EFSD) amounting to US$8.513 billion was formed on 9 June 2009 by the governments of the same six countries. The objectives of the EFSD are to assist its member countries in overcoming the consequences of the global financial crisis, ensure their economic and financial stability, and foster integration in the region. The EFSD member countries signed the Fund Management Agreement with Eurasian Development Bank giving it the role of the EFSD Resources Manager.

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) is an international financial institution promoting integration and development in its member countries. For 15 years, the Bank has worked to strengthen and broaden economic ties and foster comprehensive development in its member countries – Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, and Tajikistan. The EDB's charter capital totals US $7 billion. The EDB’s portfolio mainly consists of projects with an integration effect in the areas of transport infrastructure, digitalisation, green energy, agriculture, industry, and mechanical engineering. The Bank adheres to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and ESG principles in its operations.

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