WHO ready to contribute to digital healthcare system in liberated lands
By Sabina Mammadli
The World Health Organization (WHO) is ready to contribute to the process of creating a digital healthcare system in Azerbaijan's liberated lands, specifically in Karabakh and East Zangazur regions.
Regional Director for Europe at World Health Organization Hans Henri Kluge made the remarks during a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on April 26.
Furthermore, he noted that the WHO is going to work closely with Azerbaijan.
He stressed that Azerbaijan can become one of the regional centers providing health services in cooperation with the World Health Organization.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijan's Minister of Health Teymur Musayev said that country attaches great importance to cooperation with the WHO.
The minister outlined Azerbaijan's efforts to combat the coronavirus, and the initiatives put forward by the country in the international arena.
Thanking for the warm welcome, Kluge noted the importance of primary health care in achieving global health goals.
He also thanked the Azerbaijani leadership for sending COVID-19 vaccines to other countries.
Currently, the work is underway to restore Azerbaijan's liberated lands. Azerbaijan will rebuild its recently liberated areas in four stages. The initial stage includes the solution of the issues of governance and security, and infrastructure, while the subsequent stages include the solution of the issues of social services activities, reconstruction, and development of the economy.
In 2021, Azerbaijan allocated $1.5 billion for the reconstruction of liberated territories, followed by AZN 2.2 billion ($1.2 billion) in 2022. These funds will be used primarily to restore infrastructure (electricity, gas, water, communications, roads, education, health, and so on) as well as cultural and historical monuments.