Approved

per clause 4.1, minutes of the meeting,

Meeting of the National Coordination Committee to fight

AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the Republic

of Tajikistan dated December 18, 2023, No. 4/25-36

Regulation/Terms of Reference

Technical Working Groups under the National Coordination Committee

to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria in the Republic of Tajikistan

  1. General conditions
  1. The regulation on technical working groups (hereinafter referred to as TWG) was developed based on the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan dated February 28, 2015, No. 127 “On the National Coordination Committee to Fight Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the Republic of Tajikistan” (hereinafter referred to as NCC), and determines the rights, order of TWG organization and activities.
  2. Following TWGs are established under the NCC:
    • TWG on HIV/AIDS control
    • TWG on TB Control
    • TWG on Monitoring and Evaluation for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.
  1.  Whenever necessary, several subgroups can be established under each TWG depending on the assigned tasks (epidemiological situation analysis, research, statistics reporting, community led monitoring, draft regulatory documents in the field of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, etc.).
  2. TWGs are advisory groups of the NCC and in their activities are guided by current laws, decrees of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, decrees of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, international regulations recognized by the Republic of Tajikistan in the field of prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, the Regulations on the NCC, decisions of the NCC and these regulations.
  3. The composition of the TWG is comprised of representatives of state, international, donor and non-government organizations operating in the field of prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, as well as external and local experts in accordance with their professional experience and knowledge, that is approved by the NCC for a period for three years.
  4. In case if a TWG member left his position, his rights are transferred to a newly assigned replacement of the organization representing the TWG which does not require the NCC’s approval. If a TWG member will not be able to attend a TWG meeting for good reasons, he/she may be replaced by another employee representing on behalf organizations in the TWG.
  5. Any organization can withdraw from the TWG voluntarily or be expelled if its representatives are absent without good reason from two or more consecutive meetings of the TWG. The decision to exclude the member is made by the heads of the TWG.

 

  1. TWG Objectives
  1. The goal of the TWG are to provide advisory and methodological assistance and technical support to the NCC in conducting analysis, monitoring and evaluation of the situation, developing strategies for treatment and preventive interventions in relevant areas, developing proposals for improving national policies and legislation and preparing country applications.
  2. To achieve the goal the TWG undertakes the following:
  • develop preventive actions aimed at reducing the growth of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, tuberculosis and malaria in the Republic of Tajikistan;
  • provide organizational, advisory and methodological assistance to interested parties;
  • participate in the development and implementation of national and regional programs for the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria;
  • assess the effectiveness of interaction between governmental, international and public organizations in the implementation of national programs and strategic plans;
  • based on the tasks assigned to them, develop technical specifications for their subgroups;
  • provide support in monitoring and assessing the situation in the field of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria;
  • submit reports, conclusions and recommendations for consideration by the NCC.

III. Rights of the TWG

  1. The TWG has rights to:
  • request information from governmental, non-governmental and international organizations about their activities aimed at HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria control,
  • organize round tables, seminars, meetings on the implementation of relevant programs and strategies,
  • make proposals to the NCC to improve plans and programs for the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria,
  • involve specialists from other organizations and technical experts in the work of the TWG,
  • participate in the development of project proposals on key areas.
  1. Operating Procedures
  2. The activities of the TWG are carried out in accordance with the work plan that developed annually by the head and members of the TWG, and approved by the secretary of the NCC. The TWG work plan is distributed by the NCC Secretariat among the TWG members and partners, and is also posted on the NCC web page.
  3. The TWG meets regularly in accordance with the annual work plan and urgent meetings, if necessary.
  4. Regular meetings of the TWG are held at least twice a year. Additional meetings are organized at the request of the group leader or three members of the TWG by informing the head of the TWG at least 3 days prior to the meeting date.
  5. TWG meetings are held transparent and publicly, all members of the TWG, speakers (which may be persons who are not members of the TWG) and other invited persons take part in the meetings.
  6. TWG meetings are documented as minutes of the meeting to be signed by the head and secretary of the NCC, followed by distribution to all partners and posting on the NCC web page.
  7. Тhere is two types of the TWG as following:

– official meetings: It requires participation of the heads of the technical working group and all its members, including external technical experts;

– working meetings: Technical working groups organize meetings in small groups depending on the assigned tasks, with or without the participation of technical experts. One of the members of the technical working group is designated as responsible for conducting such a meeting. Notice of a working meeting is sent out no later than 3 calendar days before the date of the meeting. No formal meeting notes are required.

  1. Proposals on the agenda can be made by any member of the TWG. Any of the proposals made is considered at a meeting of the TWG. Decisions made at meetings of the TWG are considered legal if there is a quorum of more than half of the members and are adopted by votes of the majority of the participants present.
  2. The TWG chairmen are responsible for:
  • management of the TWG activities
  • organizational and administrative functions
  • organization and preparation of materials for TWG meetings
  • signing on behalf of the TWG minutes of TWG meetings and outgoing documents
  • representation of the TWG in the NCC, state, international and public organizations
  • convening and conducting meetings (regular and extraordinary) of the TWG
  • ensuring transparency of decisions taken by the TWG and monitoring their implementation;
  • solution of all issues related to the activities of the TWG, except those that are not within the competence of the TWG meeting;
  • presentation to the NCC Secretariat of information on the TWG activities.
  1. Technical and financial support for the TWG can be provided within the framework of funds provided for these purposes from the state budget, grants provided by international and donor organizations for the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, as well as from other sources, if not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Approved

Per clause 4.1. Minutes of the Meeting of the National

Coordination Committee to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis

and Malaria in the Republic of Tajikistan

dated December 18, 2023, No. 4/25-36

 

Composition of Technical Working Group on HIV/AIDS control 

  1. A.A. Amirzoda – Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan, chairman of the technical working group.
  2. S.S. Safarov – Director, state institution “Republican Center for Prevention and Control of AIDS” under the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan, deputy chairman of the technical working group.

Group members:

  1. S. Misokov – Director, State Institution “Republican Clinical Center for Narcology named after Professor M.G. Gulyamov” of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan.
  2. M. Malakhov– Chief Narcologist, Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan.
  3. M. Asozoda – Head of the Medical Department of the Main Directorate for the Execution of Criminal Sentences, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan.
  4. B. Asoeva – Head of the Population Migration Department, Ministry of Labor, Migration and Employment of the Republic of Tajikistan.
  5. A. Khamidova, Country Director, Joint United Nations Program to fight HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Tajikistan.
  6. N. Abidjanova, Country Manager, ICAP office in Tajikistan .
  7. M. Azizulloeva, health specialist, UNICEF in Tajikistan.
  8. S.Orbelyan, Program Manager for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis control, UNDP in Tajikistan.
  9. A. Nabijonov – Advisor on HIV care and treatment at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  10. P. Jamalov, Director, non-government organization “SPIN Plus.
  11. S. Kamilova Director, non-government organization “Guli Surkh ”.
  12. F. Gulova, Director, non-government organization “Equal Opportunities”.
  13. T. Khaidarova, Director, non-government organization “Tajikistan Network of Women Living with HIV”.
  14. S. Kholov, Healthcare Project Management Specialist, USAID

Composition of the Technical Working Group on TB Control

  1. J.A. Abdullozoda – Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan, chairman of the technical working group.
  2. R. Nurov– Director, state institution “Republican Center for the Protection of the Population from Tuberculosis” under the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan, deputy chairman of the technical working group.

Group members:

  1. N.J. Jafarov, Head of the Department of Sanitary and Epidemiological Safety, Emergency Situations and Emergency Medical Care, Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan.
  2. A. Adurakhimov, Director of the state institution “National Center for Tuberculosis, Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery” of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan.
  3. M. Asozoda, Head of the Medical Department of the Main Directorate for the Execution of Criminal Sentences of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan.
  4. R. Kurbonova, Coordinator of migrant health programs, International Organization for Migration in Tajikistan.
  5. A. Safarov – Technical Specialist, World Health Organization in Tajikistan .
  6. M. Shabanova, Project Management Specialist, USAID in Tajikistan.
  7. S. Orbelyan, Program Manager, GF HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis Control Program, UNDP Tajikistan.
  8. D. Mirova– Deputy Secretary General, Red Crescent Society in Tajikistan.
  9. S. Naimov – Executive Director, NGO Association “Partnership to Stop Tuberculosis in Tajikistan”.
  10. N. Saidova, Director, non-government organization “Gender and Development”.
  11. I. Ibragimov, Director, non-government organization “AFIF”.

 Composition

of the Technical Working Group on Monitoring and Evaluation for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Control

  1. Amirzoda A.A. – Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan, Chairman of the technical working group.
  2. Jafarov N.J. – Head of the Department of Sanitary and Epidemiological Safety, Emergency Situations and Emergency Medical Care of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan, Deputy Chairman of the Technical Working Group.

Group members:

  1. R.M. Nurov, Director, state institution “Republican Center for the Protection of the Population from Tuberculosis” under the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan.
  2. S.S. Safarov, Director, state institution “Republican Center for Prevention and Control of AIDS” under the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan.
  3. S. Zoirov, Director of the state institution “Republican Center for Combating Tropical Diseases” of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan.
  4. F. Faizullozoda, Department for the Development of the Social Industry of the Ministry of Economic Development and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan.
  5. A. Khamidova, Country Director, Joint United Nations Program to fight HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Tajikistan.
  6. S. Oripova, Director, non-government organization “AFIF”.
  7. P. Jamalov, Director of the public organization “SPIN Plus.
  8. F. Gulova, Director, non-government organization “Equal Opportunities”.
  9. T. Khaidarova, Director, non-government organization “Tajikistan Network of Women Living with HIV.”
  10. N.Fayzov, Director, non-government organization “Svon Plus”.
  11. N. Saidova, Director, non-government organization “Gender and Development”.