Ministry of Justice
of the Azerbaijan Republic

The 1st International Training on “Strengthening TB Control in prisons of M/XDR-TB high-burden countries”


      WHO Collaborating Centre on Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Prisons functioning within the Main Medical Department of Azerbaijan Ministry of Justice in collaboration with WHO Office for Europe and WHO Country Office conducted the 1st International Training Course for Policy makers and Health Care providers involved in planning and implementation of Tuberculosis services in the Penal Institutions “Strengthening TB Control in prisons of M/XDR-TB high-burden countries”, which took place on 11-15th May 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

      The Training Course represented an impressing mixture of lectures performed by experienced WHO CC trainers, international TB consultants and WHO staff based on the most recent, evidence-based, internationally-recognized policies and guidelines and field visits to prisons recognized as Centre of Excellence for TB Control in Penal Institutions. This training gathered together participants from Italy, South Africa, Mongolia, Uzbekistan etc. with various clinical and managerial background. Training evaluation reflected efficient performance and high appreciation by the participants.

      The next similar training is scheduled for the May 2016.