Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society continues to work in the field of Tuberculosis



 The Red Crescent Society of Azerbaijan is a member of the working group on TB, which is coordinated by the Global Fund to Fight TB, HIV \ AIDS and malaria. Within the framework of the working group the projects and activities related to TB, HIV / AIDS in the country were discussed. The members of the working group, which are non-governmental organizations engaged in activities aimed at TB control in September 2011, was created by TB Coalition of Azerbaijan, which is a member of the European Coalition on TB (TBEC).

 In January 2017, in the framework of project TB-REP (Eastern Europe and Central Asia TB) non-governmental organizations «Sağlamlığa Xidmət» and “YES Event Management” organized training on the topic “Advocacy for TB.”


 The purpose of the training to enhance the knowledge of Azerbaijan TB Coalition members in support of outpatient treatment models of TB patients and address the problems encountered in this treatment model, as well as changes to the policy for TB in the country. At this training, the Red Crescent Society of Azerbaijan was represented by Metanet Karakhanova (coordinator of the program “Public Health) Sona Hajiyeva (Specialist of the migration). On the training was carried out an online meeting with the regional coordinator of the Global TB Caucus from Georgia, Tzira Chahal, who shared experiences on the active involvement of Georgian parliamentarians in the activities of TB in the country.

 During the year and in the future foreseen further development and international cooperation within the framework of the European Coalition on TB.

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