Reference : V-P-AZ-E-00185
Date : 03/04/2006
Country/Region : AZERBAIJAN
Caption : Bakou. J.Kellenberger visiting the Specialised Treatment Institution for Detainees with Tuberculosis (STIDT).
Photographer : Bukhaidze, Gogita
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Mission de J.Kellenberger en Arménie, Azerbaïdjan et Géorgie du 3 au 7 avril 2006.

23-03-2006 Stories from the field
(...) All prisoners in Azerbaijan have access to free-of-charge, high quality modern diagnosis and TB treatment. As of July 31, 2005, over 6,900 TB-affected detainees have been provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the recommended DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Short Course) course of treatment.

In 1995, the ICRC and the Ministry of Justice celebrated a ten year partnership in fighting against TB in prisons. On this occasion, a special tour of the STIDT was organized. Ambassadors of the United States and Turkey, representatives of the OSCE, the Council of Europe, UNICEF and other embassies and international organizations as well as government officials and journalists took part in the two-hour tour.

In May 1995, the Ministry of Justice and the ICRC decided to co-operate in setting up a pilot project in the Central Penitentiary Hospital in Baku. The objectives of this pilot project were to provide correct, complete and fully supervised treatment for 300 patients. The STIDT was rehabilitated in July 1998. With a 1,000 bed capacity, it has become the central TB treatment facility for the entire penitentiary system (...)
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