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Chief of Party, USAID Eliminating Tuberculosis (TB) in Central Asia (ETICA) project

Ms. Jamilya Ismoilova serves as Chief of Party of the Abt-led USAID-funded Eliminating Tuberculosis (TB) in Central Asia (ETICA) project, a $31.6 million, five-year program that aims to reduce the burden of TB in Central Asia by building local and regional capacity for improving the detection and treatment of Drug-Resistant (DR) TB.

Ms. Ismoilova is a global health specialist with extensive experience in managing international development programs, primarily focusing on TB, HIV/AIDS prevention, WASH, maternal and reproductive health, and community health in Central Asia. She has worked on TB projects for nearly 20 years and in development in Central Asia for 25 years. Prior to serving as Chief of Party, Ms. Ismoilova served for four years as the project’s Regional Gender and SBC Advisor where she provided technical assistance and leadership for the development of customized TB communication strategies for all ETICA country programs. In that role, Ms. Ismoilova’s accomplishments included leading the design and execution of gender assessments in three Central Asian countries, developing gender mainstreaming TB program plans, and building the capacity of local civil society and National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) partners and affected communities on gender mainstreaming in TB programs in the Central Asian Republics, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Ms. Ismoilova came to Abt from Project HOPE where she was Regional Community Engagement and Gender Advisor as well as Director of the Tajikistan Branch Office overseeing implementation of multiple TB and TB/HIV control projects in the country. During her tenure at Project HOPE, Ms. Ismoilova successfully provided oversight on USAID- and Global Fund-funded TB and HIV projects of up to $26 million. She also established successful collaborative partnerships with the Tajik government, other national and international implementing partners, and funding agencies.

Throughout her long global health career, Ms. Ismoilova has worked in both subject matter and technical expert roles, as well as managerial roles in the international development sphere. Ms. Ismoilova is fluent in Tajik and Russian and speaks advanced English. She holds both a Master’s of Public Health and a Postgraduate Diploma from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Midwifery from the State Medical College of Tajikistan.

Affiliations include:

  • Member of WHO Strategic and technical advisory group for tuberculosis (STAG-TB)
  • Member of WHO Civil Society Task Force on TB (TB CSTF)
  • Member of WHO Regional Collaborating Committee on accelerated response to TB, HIV and viral hepatitis (RCC-THV)
  • Member of TB Europe Coalition
  • Board member of STOP TB Partnership Tajikistan
  • Member of STOP TB selection panel for the Challenge Facility for Civil Society grants, 2020-2022


  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Gender and human rights
  • Community health
  • Maternal and reproductive health

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Jamilya Ismoilova