Azerbaijan has endorsed Program of Action on diabetes, thalassemia and hemophilia for 2011-15

December 2, 2010

The Azerbaijani Cabinet Ministers has approved the Program of Action on a number of diseases for 2011-15.

The Cabinet informs that the programs of actions were approved by decisions #222 on diabetes, #223 on treatment and prevention of thalassemia, and #224 on hemophilia patients.

The first program is linked with a 2-fold increase in the number of registered diabetics in the country. It supposes creation of an electronic registry and database, organization of diabetes prevention schools, providing patients with insulin and other medications, etc.

The second program is linked with the fact that the country has about 1,800 thalassemia patients. It includes examination of marrying persons on the subject of threat of thalassemia in their offspring, organization of laboratories for screening of thalassemia carriers, medical and genetic consultations for them, organization of awareness about thalassemia jeopardy in secondary schools.

The third program is linked with the fact that the country numbers 1,300 hemophiliacs and their quantity is increasing by 30-40 people a year. It includes organization of inter-regional offices for patients with hemophilia, a register of such patients, training of specialists in haemophilia (including abroad).

All activities are financed in accord with Article “Health” of the State Budget.

Baku hosts round table on thalassemia and anemia

August 15, 2010


Heydar Aliyev Foundation and UNICEF hosted a round table focused on anemia and thalassemia blood disorders at Baku Business Center.

Ilgar Mustafayev, Representative of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, said the Foundation has implemented a wide range of successful projects in the field of health protection for the last 6 years. Thus, highly equipped Thalassemia Center with the latest advances and techniques was built in Azerbaijan as part of the Foundation`s For Life Without Thalassemia program. These projects are contributing to the defending the public against health dangers in Azerbaijan.

Protection of public health is a top priority for Azerbaijan, according to Hadi Rajabli, MP. Also a wide range of state programs related to the protecting the health and well-being of Azerbaijani citizens from various diseases and with preventing harm and reducing impacts have been realized.

Head of UNICEF Baku Office Mark Hereward highly valued achievements and projects realized on the initiative of Mehriban Aliyeva, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, in the field of public health.

More than a half of newborns are anemic in Azerbaijan.

Number of diabetics grows two times in Azerbaijan

February 21, 2010

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The Azerbaijani Ministry of Health held an extended meeting of collegium, devoted to results of 2009.

Chief of medical care organization department Soltan Aliyev said that 118,000 patients, suffering from diabetes, were registered within the framework of State Program for Diabetes. This index exceeds 2 times exceeds that of 2003.

“Presently, the number of patients have lowered from 21.7 to 9.2 on each 100,000 persons. The quantity of patients, suffering from thalassemia, have decreased from 73 to 21 persons on 100,000 people since 2003, quantity of food poisonings have reduced by 40% and quantity of poisoned people – by 50 %,” S. Aliyev told.

The next blood giving campaign held in Azerbaijan

March 13, 2009

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Baku, Fineko/ Azerbaijan Republic Ministry of Health has held voluntary blood delivering campaign in Baku city Nizami district.

The Ministry informed that it has been received 30 liters of blood due to the campaign.

“The campaign was held to provide the children with blood preparations for treating the thalassemia. The campaign involved 300 persons,” it was informed.

Earlier the similar campaign was held in Zardab and Khachmaz regions of the country.

Blood giving campaign held in Azerbaijan

March 13, 2009

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Baku, Fineko/ Azerbaijan Republic Ministry of Health and Zardab region Executive Power have held voluntary blood delivering campaign.

The Ministry informed that the campaign was held in regional central hospital.

“The campaign was held to provide the patients with blood preparations for treating the hemophilia and thalassemia. The campaign involved 65 persons. Blood was directed to the Central Blood Bank,” it was informed.
The campaign is ongoing.

Construction of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Thalassemia Center about to end in Azerbaijan

March 13, 2009

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Baku. Ilhama Isabalayeva – APA. Azerbaijan’s Health Minister Ogtay Shiraliyev has received the delegation headed by Musa Kulaklikaya Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA), the ministry told APA. Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan Hulusi Kilic also attended the meeting. The sides discussed the reforms carried out in Azerbaijan in medical sphere, prospects of medical cooperation between Turkey and Azerbaijan, as well as the projects implemented in the medical sphere in Azerbaijan by TIKA. Ogtay Shiraliyev underlined technical assistance of Turkey in the project of constructing “Bone Marrow Transplantation and Thalassemia Center”. The minister said qualification of Azerbaijani specialists in Turkey for treating hemoglobinopathy was one of the main components of this project.
They also spoke about the project on establishing “Laboratory for bioequivalence of medications”.
Following the meeting, representatives of the Health Ministry and TIKA reviewed “Bone Marrow Transplantation and Thalassemia Center”, the construction of which is about to finish.

Azerbaijan and Turkey discussed creation of a laboratory of bioequivalence of pharmaceuticals

March 13, 2009

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Baku, Fineko/ Health minister Ogtay Shiraliyev of Azerbaijan has received a delegation led by Musa Kulaklikay, the head of the Turkish Agency for Co-operation & Development (TIKA).

The Ministry of Health informs that in the meeting the sides covered current reforms in Azerbaijani public health sector, prospects of co-operation in the area of health service and medical sciences between the two countries.

“The minister mentioned technical assistance in the project of construction of the Centre of Bone-Marrow Transplantation & Thalassemia and pointed out that one of the project main components are hemoglobinopathy treatment advancement courses for Azerbaijani specialists in Turkey,” it was informed.

The meeting parties also covered a project of creation of a laboratory on bioequivalence of pharmaceuticals.

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