Qatar Fund for Development (QFD), representing Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF), and Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB), have signed a development loan agreement with the Tajikistan government, aimed at improving maternal, newborn and child health services in four districts of Khatlon region.

The project focuses on four key objectives which include enhancing access to maternal, newborn and child health services, building institutional and human capacity in targeted health facilities, improving public awareness of health-seeking behavior and establishing functional referral system.

The vision of LFF, which is currently chaired by Qatar Fund for Development, is to provide assistance to the 33 poorest member countries of IsDB. In its projects, the fund focuses on financing healthcare, agriculture and infrastructure development.

QFD works in partnership with several other international donors to implement LLF's mission of providing financial development tools for developing countries in the Islamic world.