Ministry of Health and UNDP Continue to Procure Medicines for Tuberculosis Treatment in Times of COVID19

Baku, 14 August 2020 – The Ministry of Health and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) continue to work closely together to further strengthen Azerbaijan’s healthcare procurement system during the coronavirus pandemic.

Another round of medicines for the treatment of patients with tuberculosis has been procured and delivered to the Innovation and Supply Center of Azerbaijan through UNDP’s international supply chains. In this round, 5130 packs of anti-tuberculosis pharmaceuticals for drug-susceptible and drug-resistant tuberculosis patients have been brought to the country by UNDP as part of the ongoing joint project with the Ministry of Health. 

The joint project, which aims to help improve procurement process of life-saving medicine,  was initiated with the support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

To date, the project has supported the procurement of medicines for the treatment of around 7300 adults and children living with tuberculosis in Azerbaijan.

 

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For media inquiries, please contact Dilara Umudova, Communications Officer for UNDP in Azerbaijan at dilara.umudova@undp.org.

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