Tajikistan gained its independence with the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. The country was then plunged into a five-year civil war, which ended in 1997.

The Central Asian country, home to over seven million people, lies to the north of Afghanistan and the west of China, also sharing borders with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyztan.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) first worked in Tajikistan in 1997. Our projects have largely focused on improving access to healthcare for children with tuberculosis (TB).