SIYAZAN, 6 December 2019 – World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health and the State Agency on Mandatory Health Insurance concluded training sessions for 65 doctors and nurses working in primary healthcare facilities of Sumgait and Siyazan region.
The main goal of the four-day trainings on non-communicable disease management was to increase the knowledge and skills of health care providers in regards to diagnosis, treatment and prevention of non-communicable diseases, especially hypertension and diabetes. The training also aimed to improve healthcare workers’ ability to use basic medical tools in order to better manage non-communicable diseases.
Trainings were conducted by the specialists from the Azerbaijan State Postgraduate Medical Institute named after Aziz Aliyev, Azerbaijan Medical University and the Republic of Turkey.
Participants were trained on how to properly manage non-communicable diseases at the primary health care level. WHO provided participants with stethoscopes, tonometers and glucometers. Training is one of the key components of the WHO primary health care demonstration project.
Strenghtening primary health care is an effective strategy, based on international experience, and an important element in the implementation of mandatory health insurance, helping to increase cost-effectiveness of health care.