On 26 November, the Tuberculosis Azerbaijan Coalition conducted an event for Journalists and TB affected community members at the premises of the WHO Collaborating Center in Baku which is known as the best training center in the region on prevention and control of TB in Prisons.
The main goal of the training was to strengthen the collaboration between TB affected community network who are former TB patients and media workers. The event was aimed at to increase level of knowledge of the participants on TB disease, prevention, treatment and care and to update them on TB situation in national and global sphere.
The meeting continued on with interactive discussions around TB challenges, achievements and barriers in effective provision of TB services that slowing down the transitioning to people-centered TB care.Two of the trainers were experts from WHO CC who made very encouraging speech by elucidating the topics of TB prevention and TB services in general.
The participant were also briefed about the CC which made them to feel proud of the work done in prisons of Azerbaijan.
In the end, the video collage were made where the participants voiced their slogans about TB.
TB Azerbaijan Coalition members would like to express its the highest gratitude to QHT TV & QHT.az for their hard work and big contribution to elimination of TB in the country.
TB advocacy without media involvement is the music played only on the earphone of the musician!
A lbrief info about the center. In May, 2014 the Training Centre has been designated as WHO Collaborating Centre (СС) on prevention and control of TB in Prisons.
The Trainings agenda is based on WHO up-to-date recommendations and includes the core aspects of TB and MDR-TB control in Prisons Programme.
Since start to day, 18 delegations from 11 countries: United Kingdom, the People's Republic of China, Philippines, the Republic of Iraq, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Turkmenistan, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Moldova visited Baku to learn about Azerbaijan’s successful experience in TB Control.
Collaborating Centre core staff:
Medical Specialists of the Ministry of Justice
Leading specialists of the Ministry of Health’s Scientific Research Institutes and TB facilities
Experienced medical practitioners doctors
Professors of the Justice Academy.
On behalf of TB Azerbaijan Coalition I am expressing our thankfulness to Mr Rafail Mehdiyev, Head of Main Medical Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan for the nice venue!