The survey identified the main barriers to the utilization of health services in Tajikistan (e.g. financial, availability, quality); specifically the importance of the financial barriers: out of pocket expenditure (including informal payments) and transportation costs.
Based on the findings, recommendations were formulated with regards to the feasibility of financial subsidizes to households (conditional cash transfer) or to patients to increase utilization of health and nutrition services, prevention of cardiovascular diseases and management services.
The study was conducted on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection in Tajikistan and the World Bank.
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