Dr. Dilorom Kosimova brings over two decades of experience designing, implementing, and managing TB programs in Central Asia. She has extensive experience addressing national and regional TB challenges, health systems, and policies, including supporting greater efficiency and sustainability through working with a wide variety of public and private stakeholders. In 2019, Dr. Kosimova developed a strategy for tackling TB on a regional level, which formed the basis for USAID’s only regional TB project in Central Asia. Dr. Kosimova’s training as a medical doctor and specialty in TB inform her work.
As the Chief of Party for the Eliminating TB in Central Asia (ETICA) project, Dr. Kosimova leads USAID’s first and only transnational TB project in Central Asia. The project has a budget of US$31 million and aims to improve and foster the sustainability of detection and treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in five countries of Central Asia. The ETICA project has made unique impacts on institutions, communities, and technologies in TB services and continues to bring unprecedented innovations to the national TB programs of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
As the Deputy Chief of Party for USAID’s five-year regional Defeat TB project, Dr. Kosimova managed a budget of US$14 million and supervised staff spread across multiple locations to optimize TB services and transition to a patient-centered care model. Prior to Defeat TB, Dr. Kosimova managed national and regional health portfolios that promoted systems-oriented and patient-centered approaches to TB care, valuing more than US$70 million, at USAID and KfW. In her roles with Mercy Corps and Project HOPE, Dr. Kosimova honed her expertise in capacity building, community engagement, and patient education to support self-reliant and sustainable TB service delivery systems.
- TB programs in Central Asia
- Infectious diseases
- Health systems strengthening
- Health financing
- Public health management
- Languages: English, Russian, Tajik/Farsi
- USAID Eliminating TB in Central Asia Project
- USAID Defeat TB Project
- Drug Resistant TB in Prison, Russia/Siberia, PIH
- Child Survival Project, Mercy Cops
- TB Program, Project HOPE
- “TB practice and knowledge of PHC health providers” The Modern Aspects of Public Health, 2007, pp143-145, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
- “The role of nurses in effectiveness of treatment of TB patients”, Republican Scientific Conference “Perspectives of development of fundamental medicine in Tajikistan”, Tajik State Medical University, 2008, p.167, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
- “An assessment of socio-economic factors, including gender, contributing to diagnosis delay and treatment non- adherence among tuberculosis patients in Kyrgyz Republic”, research and practice journal Health Care of Kyrgyzstan, Ministry of Health of KR, #4, 2009, p.19, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
- “Introduction of primary health-care financing for the successful completion of TB patient treatment in Kyrgyzstan,” Compendium of good practices in the implementation of the Tuberculosis Action Plan for the WHO European Region 2016–2020, pp.106-110, WHO, 2019.
- “Development and implementation of a new system for sputum transportation in Kyrgyzstan,” Compendium of good practices in the implementation of the Tuberculosis Action Plan for the WHO European Region 2016–2020, pp.24-27, WHO, 2019.
Countries Served In:
- Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, United States