Azerbaijan: World TB Day 2009 activities

The WHO Country Office, Azerbaijan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Centre of Public Health jointly organized a round-table discussion; participants included local and international stakeholders.

A national press release was prepared and disseminated to all local media through the United Nations Department of Public Information.

Posters were translated into Azeri, published and disseminated through the National Tuberculosis Control Programme Office and the Public Health Office.

Partners in USAID projects carried out activities at the community level in national districts, including the dissemination of WHO posters.

The Ministry of Health approved a new national TB strategy during the week of World TB Day.