Press Release

World Health Organization teams up with the Ministry of Health to improve the Hygiene and Epidemiology Centers in Azerbaijan

17 July 2023

WHO Azerbaijan, along with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan is assessing the capabilities of the Republican Hygiene and Epidemiology Center (RHEC) and regional Hygiene and Epidemiology Centers (HEC) in delivering essential public health functions and enhancing their role in strengthening public health in Azerbaijan.

In June and July, WHO public health experts organized meetings with the Ministry of Health and RHEC to support strengthening the institutional capacities of the RHEC and HECs. In line with the agreed plan, WHO experts conducted visits to various departments within the RHEC, as well as the HECs located in Baku (Sabail, Sabunchu), Ganja, Masalli, and Astara, to conduct assessments. 

On July 13-14, a two-day workshop took place, attended by representatives from the Ministry of Health, RHEC, HEC, Public Health and Reforms Center, and WHO experts. The workshop aims to present the field trip results, carry out the SWOT analysis, and assess RHEC and HECs institutional capacities in delivering essential public health functions.

The workshop was organized as part of the Azerbaijan Pandemic Response Activity with the aim of strengthening public health capacities in the country.

Fanara Bunyadzada

Fanara Bunyadzada

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