In the frame of the WHO mission an Intra-Action Review (IAR) for COVID-19 response was held
13 May 2022
- The World Health Organization Emergencies Programme (WHE) Hub for the South Caucasus and the Country Office in Azerbaijan have conducted an Intra-Action Review (IAR) of the selected pillars of the COVID-19 response in Azerbaijan within the framework of the European Union (EU)-funded Solidarity for Health Initiative implemented by WHO.
The Intra-Action Review on improvement of the COVID-19 response system with participation of national healthcare partners and stakeholders was conducted on the following four pillars: country-level coordination, planning and monitoring; surveillance, case investigation and contact tracing; case management and knowledge sharing; infection prevention and control.
During the mission, a plenary presentation of initial findings and discussions was held. The participants focused on the functional capacities of public health and emergency response systems at the national and subnational levels to identify best practices, gaps and lessons learned, and propose corrective measures and actions for short- and long-term action aimed at improvement of the COVID-19 outbreak response for the future. Responsible agencies have been assigned to each of the identified actions to lead the respective processes.
Participants and key officials have reiterated that the Intra-Action Review is extremely helpful for the country to provide an opportunity for sharing experiences and collectively analyze the ongoing in-country response to COVID-19 by identifying challenges and best practices and documenting and applying lessons learned from the response efforts.
The Solidarity for Health Initiative is an EU-funded project being implemented by the WHO Azerbaijan Country Office since April 2020 to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The project that is part of the continued support of the European Union and the WHO to Azerbaijan aims at helping build a sustainable response capacity to potential pandemics in the future.