BAKU, 21 February 2020 – A train-the-trainer course on management of non-communicable diseases in Primary Health Care (PHC), jointly organized by the World Health Organization and State Agency on Mandatory Health Insurance, has been concluded today. Some 23 doctors and 23 nurses from 23 districts, where mandatory health insurance was applied at the first stage, attended the course.
The main goal of the three-day course was to increase the knowledge and skills of health care providers on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of non-communicable diseases, especially hypertension and diabetes.
The specialists from the Azerbaijan State Postgraduate Medical Institute named after Aziz Aliyev, Azerbaijan Medical University and the Republic of Turkey conducted the training course.
A similar course that was organised in December 2019 for health professionals working at the PHC in Sumgayit city and Siyazan district demonstrated an urgent need to enhance the knowledge and skills in this field. Therefore, WHO and the State Agency decided to continue such training courses.
These courses are one of the key components of the WHO primary health care demonstration project. Based on international experience, PHC is an effective and important element in the implementation of mandatory health insurance.