Ministry of Justice
of the Azerbaijan Republic

Regional Director of WHO Office for Europe Dr Hans Kluge visited Azerbaijan


Official visit to Azerbaijan of the Regional Director of WHO Office for Europe Dr Hans Kluge ended with his trip to the WHO Collaborating Center for Prevention and Control of TB in Prisons.

During the visit, Dr. Kluge met with the Head of the Main Medical Department (MMD) of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Rafael Mehdiyev, as well as, director of the Training Center Irada Mammadova, Specialized Treatment Institution (STI) and the MoJ staff.

Dr. Kluge welcomed the participants of the training on “Specifics of tuberculosis management in penitentiary facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic”, organized for penitentiary service medical staff and wished the auditory success. After familiarization with the activities of the WHO CC, the guests visited the STI, got acquainted with the organization of the tuberculosis service, visited treatment departments, got answers to raised questions. At the end of the visit, Dr. Kluge and Dr. Mehdiyev discussed a joint action plan, opportunities for expanding cooperation and drawing up a roadmap.