May 11, 2006

Medical appliances purchased on initiative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation presented to Health Ministry

President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva received on May 11 representative of `Fresenius Medical Care` German Company.


Informing the guest of the actions taken, works done in frame of programs `Highest care to diabetes-affected children` and `For life without thalassemia` implemented by the Foundation named after national leader Heydar Aliyev, major duty of which is implementation of his ideas, Mrs Aliyeva noted the Foundation keeps firm cooperation with international organizations, uses their resources for health of population of the country. Since the beginning of the joint project of Azerbaijan Diabetes Society and Novo Nordisk company of Denmark, world leader in high-level insulin manufacture, problems in assurance of 310 children aged under 14 affected with this disease have been removed in Azerbaijan. Those children are regularly given insulin medicines in required quantity and syringe-pens.


Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva, talking of project on prevention of thalassemia in country, said rate of expansion of gene of this disease in some districts of the republic is dangerous. That is why after collecting information on number, state, treatment chances of these ills in the country by initiative of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, cooperation with International Thalassemia Federation was discussed and decision was made to found Thalassemia Diagnostics Center that will be supplied with modern appliances. The project includes development of donor service to assure children suffering from this disease with safe and premium blood, education of population, forecasting the disease by prenatal diagnostics.


Mrs Aliyeva said number of appeals that the Foundation receives from ills suffering from chronical kidney diseases is getting high and informed of the works done in preventing this disease, state of medical service. She thanked the management of `Fresenius Medical Care` company for the positive attitude to the appeal of the Foundation, granting 10 hemodialysis apparatuses estimated in 200 thousand euros. Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva noted there are hundreds of ills in the republic suffering from kidney deficiency and only 94 such apparatuses, highly valued the present.


The President of the Foundation presented these apparatuses along with respective documents to health minister Ogtay Shiraliyev, gave recommendations on their installation, distribution, effective use, delivery to regions.


Representative of the German company and health minister highly valued the projects implemented by the Foundation, its care and attention to health of Azerbaijani population. Representative of the company emphasized these apparatuses will be invaluable help for hundreds of ills and they would further make efforts to develop ties with the Foundation.