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Azerbaijan shares best practice on TB in prisons

30 January 2013 - Baku - The Main Medical Department (MMD) of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Justice hosted a series of visits in 2012 aimed at sharing best practice on tuberculosis (TB) care in prisons.

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe has acknowledged the TB programme in Azerbaijan's prisons as model for others to learn from and says that the country can serve as a centre of excellence.

Delegations from Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Philippines and Turkmenistan were among those to visit Azerbaijan's prisons in 2012. The visits were supported by WHO and the International Committee of the Red Cross, among others.

In addition to the visits, the MMD conducted several training courses at its newly established Training Center for TB Control in Prisons. For more information please visit