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Ensuring Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Tajikistan

Date Enacted: January 2021
Country: Tajikistan

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan, in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Gender and Development, and the National Association of People with Disabilities, established five medical facilities “specializ[ing] in services for women with disabilities” where women “can get all of [their] sexual and reproductive health and psychosocial support needs met in one place.” These facilities contain medical rooms that are “equipped with basic medical supplies, including personal protective equipment, in order to provide safe and high-quality services to women with disabilities at no charge.” They aim to “ensur[e] that women with disabilities are able to receive the same sexual and reproductive health information and services as other women, including during the pandemic.”