The Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of Tajikistan (MoHSPP) has received five mobile labs for diagnosis infections and COVID-19 testing, according to the MoHSPP press center.  

The assistance has reportedly been provided in the framework of the mobile COVID-19 diagnostic project. 

The project is financed by the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development (EFSD) and is implemented by Russia’s SPID Infosvyaz (AIDS Infoshare) Foundation. 

These mobile labs will help speed up the process of diagnosing infections and identifying COVID-19 cases.  

Recall, the EFSD has provided 3 million US dollars to Tajikistan for implementation of the mobile COVID-19 diagnostic project.  An appropriate agreement was signed on October 11, 2021.  

The Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development (the former EURASEC Anti-Crisis Fund) is a regional financial arrangement in the amount of US$8.513 billion established by Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan to overcome negative crisis consequences, to provide long-run sustainability and to foster economic integration of EFSD member countries.  The Fund reportedly provides the following assistance to the member states: financial credits for budget support and (or) balance-of-payments support, available to governments only; investment loans, provided either to EFSD member states or to companies; and grants to finance government programs in the social sector.