WHO planned activities

  • Continue support for the roll-out of the electronic TB registry to achieve countrywide coverage, including the prison sector, and transfer to the new version
  • Update recording and reporting forms in line with the WHO case definition and recommendations of the epi-review mission for endorsement by the Ministry of Health (MoH)
  • Support the MoH with implementation and follow-up of the national strategy plan 2016–2020 and operationalize it to consider country need and the regional TB action plan 2016–2020
  • Support the MoH on implementing the Tuberculosis Regional Eastern European and Central Asian Project (TB-REP) within activities for health system strengthening
  • Support the development of guidance and an implementation plan on active drug-safety monitoring
  • Provide further support to strengthen the laboratory network system, and introduce and implement new diagnostic methods to improve early diagnosis of multidrug and extensively drug-resistant TB (M/XDR-TB)
  • Coordinate upcoming country support missions from TB-REP, the regional Green Light Committee (GLC), Global Drug Facility and European Laboratory Initiative to strengthen TB and M/XDR-TB prevention and control
  • Continue providing support and assistance to the WHO Collaborating Centre on TB in Prisons
  • Monitor and follow up implementation of the countrywide expansion of programmatic management of TB and M/XDR-TB, and support self-assessment and application of infection control measures

Main partners

  • MoH Scientific-Research Institute of Lung Diseases of Azerbaijan
  • Medical Department of the Ministry of Justice
  • Country Collaboration Mechanism
  • Azerbaijan Medical University
  • National AIDS Centre
  • Analytical Centre of Expertise of the MoH
  • Republican Centre of Hygiene and Epidemiology
  • Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Global Fund Project Implementation Unit of the MoH
  • nongovernmental organizations: “Support to Health”, “Hayat”, “Assistance of Health Care Development”, “Azerbaijan Health Communication Association”, Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society and “People living with HIV/AIDS”
  • the Global Drug Facility