The representative office of the Dutch humanitarian organization AIDS Foundation East-West in the Republic of Tajikistan (AFEW) began its work in the country on April 17, 2003. A few months later - on September 5, 2003, the Office received official status in the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Since then, the Organization, in cooperation with state, public and international organizations, has implemented 29 preventive projects aimed at preventing the spread of socially significant infectious diseases, promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting human health.
In April 2013, the top management of AFEW made a decision to restructure the entire organization, as a result of which the Republican public organization “AFEW-Tajikistan” was established on the basis of the Representative Office of the Dutch humanitarian organization AIDS Foundation East-West. Such a restructuring has allowed the Organization to be closer to the “ground”, to use available material and intellectual resources more flexibly, to optimize the processes of finding and receiving funding for charitable purposes and to more effectively apply successfully established practices.
On February 5, 2019, the General Assembly of the founders of the "AFEW-Tajikistan", taking into account the desire of the Organization to expand the scope and areas of its activities, unanimously decided to change the Charter and the name of the Organization. On June 13, 2019, this decision was approved by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan. Now the Organization has received a new name: the Republican Public Organization "Afif". Being the legal successor of the “AFEW-Tajikistan”, the RPO “Afif”, the main mission, sees work to improve human health and well-being through the implementation of medical-psychological, social, educational, advocacy-legal, research, sports and health, environmental and environmental activities.
The organization seeks to achieve its goals by participating in the implementation of national strategies of the Republic of Tajikistan to improve the quality of life, protect public health and social protection, protect the environment and environmental safety, inform and educate the population, ensure the rights of people affected by HIV, TB, viral hepatitis, expanding their access to health services.