(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 19. The healthcare
system of Azerbaijan has been subjected to substantial changes to
achieve universal medical coverage over the past five years, the
WHO Azerbaijan Office told Trend .
The World Health Organization (WHO) provides active support to
Azerbaijan in the relevant field, working closely with local
As part of this support, WHO sent expert mission to Azerbaijan
to assess the needs and determine areas of support in primary
health care, inpatient care, and training of medical workers. The
mission includes nine international experts and eight medical
specialists from the WHO Office in Azerbaijan.
On the first day of the visit, the experts met with Minister of
Health Teymur Musayev and discussed plans for the mission's
activities and technical assistance to the country. The experts are
expected to hold meetings at the Azerbaijan Medical University, the
Azerbaijan State Advanced Training Institute for Doctors, medical
colleges in Baku and the Main Health Center of Baku. In addition,
it's scheduled to visit ten public and private hospitals and
primary health care centers located in Baku and Shamakhi. The
mission will complete its work on 23 September.
WHO is implementing a number of projects to support Azerbaijan's
efforts aimed at strengthening the health system and building
capacity to effectively detect and prevent public health
emergencies. This mission is part of WHO's ongoing support to the
healthcare system of Azerbaijan.
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