Annual Program Report 2004 - American International Health Alliance

Annual Program Report 2004 - American International Health Alliance



Caucasus: 1 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia

Graduation of 10 partnerships

Dissemination conference for Armenian partnerships marking end of a decade of collaboration

Two Armenian hospitals receive “Journey to Excellence” award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in

recognition of improvements in quality of nursing care

Initiation of 2 new partnerships in Georgia and 1 in Azerbaijan

Opening of primary healthcare clinic in Narimanov District in Baku, Azerbaijan

Opening of emergency pediatric center at Iashvili Children’s Central Hospital in Tbilisi, Georgia

Opening of Learning Resource Centers in Ganja, Azerbaijan, and in Gori and Guria District, Georgia

Certification of 19 trainers from the Mtshkheta Family Medicine and Regional Training Center in Georgia

Georgian textbook on health management education published; health management education toolkit in Russian prepared

Central and Eastern Europe: 2 Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Romania

■ Dissemination conference on health management at conclusion of the Tirana, Albania/Bucharest, Romania partnership

(the first AIHA partnership not involving a US partner)

■ Opening of the “Town Health Center,” a model primary healthcare clinic in Lezha, Albania

■ Opening of women’s health information and resource center, 2 satellite centers, 8 health information kiosks in Gyo ″ r,


■ Enhancement of family medicine antenatal care skills in Kosovo

International Training Centre at the State Centre of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases of Latvia officially designated as a World

Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Management of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

■ Roundtable on HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination and publication of handbook in Croatia

■ Romanian Society for Breast Imaging formed and radiology quality assurance initiated at 5 pilot sites

Central Asia: 3 Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Launch of 2 new regional partnerships: on medical education and for nursing education and leadership

Manual on Family Nursing finalized and the draft requirements for nursing registration approved by the Central Asia

Nursing Council

Review of accreditation process for medical schools in collaboration with the Central Asia Council of Rectors

Initiation of health management course for undergraduate medical students in Uzbekistan

Expanded support to Family Medicine Training Center in Turkmenistan for primary healthcare

Funding of 10 projects designed by nurses to promote early detection and awareness of breast cancer

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV training provided for professionals from 3 replication sites in Kazakhstan:

Pavlodar, Temirtau, Karaganda

Visits of 15 Uzbek delegates through the Community Leadership Development Program to learn about community-based

healthcare delivery, rural health, and tuberculosis treatment and prevention services in the United States

First alumni meeting of the Uzbek Community Leadership Development Program delegation held in Tashkent, with

delegates reporting on progress of their projects

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Renovation of the National TB Reference Laboratory and 2 regional TB laboratories

Approval of revised laboratory guidelines and environmental mitigation and infection control plan

Enhancement of TB diagnosis and treatment skills of 350 primary care physicians and nurses

Baseline survey of public’s knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding TB

Distribution of TB information to practitioners and journalists

Development of public awareness campaigns

Integrated platform for TB and HIV/AIDs surveillance system agreed to with Ministry of Health and UNAIDS

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