Rukhshona Kurbonova

Ms Rukhshona Kurbonova

Migration Health Programme Coordinator
Institution: IOM Tajikistan
Current Insitution Location: Tajikistan

Email: rqurbonova@iom.int
Phone Number: +992905054300
Website: Go to website

Address:
22A, Azizbekov street, Vtoroy Proezd, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
I am interested in research since 2000 when I started my postgraduate study in the department of dermatology at the Tajik State Medical University. My first research was about the diagnostic and treatment of psoriasis using infrared spectroscopy. Later, working at the Dushanbe Center on Healthy Lifestyle Promotion, I led the data collection and analysis of the survey on knowledge and attitude relating to typhoid fever. Since 2005 as a manager of the health projects at IOM Tajikistan, I have implemented research on knowledge, attitude and practice relating to sexually transmitted infections, HIV and tuberculosis jointly with the national research agencies and health officials. The results of the researches were presented at the high level international, regional and national conferences, published as abstracts, articles, poster presentations. From 2015 to 2018, I worked jointly with the French Institute on Central Asian Studies for the publication, "Healthcare and migration in Central Asia" by Sophie Hohmann and Rukhshona Kurbonova, released in December 2018. The publication included two of my articles based on the researches conducted under IOM umbrella: "Health Status and Health Needs of Foreign Migrant Workers in Tajikistan: Legal, Social, Community, and Individual Aspects", and "Tajik healthcare workers on the move: causes, consequences and responses".

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Migrant Workers (Adults)

International/Cross-Border Migration
International migrant workers (Adults)


General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Community participation in health
Disease prevention
Disease surveillance
Health and human rights
Health communication
Health policy
Health promotion/ Health education
HIV/ AIDS
Human resources for health
Labour migration and health
Public Health
Sexual and reproductive health
Tuberculosis

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Rapid health assessment of the migrants access to TB, HIV/TB and MDR TB services in Tajikistan 2016 South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaTajikistan Other Improved knowledge of the health and migration authorities about migrants' vulnerability and issues on access to health
Migration of the Tajik healthcare workers: causes, consequences and responses 2013 South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaTajikistan Other Improved knowledge of the health authorities on the migration of health workers
Health Status and Health Needs of Foreign Migrant Workers in Tajikistan: Legal, Social, Community, and Individual Aspects 2013 South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaTajikistan Other The first study on health among foreign nationals in Tajikistan; improved knowledge of the migration and health officials about the health of foreign migrants
Knowledge, attitude and practice relating to STIs and HIV among migrants and their families 2005 South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaTajikistan Other The first study on health among migrants; raised the issue of the vulnerability of migrants

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
"Health Status and Health Needs of Foreign Migrant Workers in Tajikistan: Legal, Social, Community, and Individual Aspects" R.Kurbonova, I.Bandaev, M.Samuilova 2019
"Tajik healthcare workers on the move: causes, consequences and responses". I.Bandaev, R.Kurbonova,M.Samuilova 2019
Foreign nationals’ access to HIV services in the Republic of Tajikistan: achievements and challenges Rukhshona Kurbonova 2018
Accessing MDR-TB treatment: labour migration in Tajikistan and the journey of an MDR-TB patient crossing borders to access better care Rukhshona Kurbonova 2016
Implementation of the pilot project on health promotion for foreign migrant workers in the Republic of Tajikistan (RT) Rukhshona Kurbonova, Mariya Samuilova 2013