Welcome to the first issue of the REACT-C19 bulletin!

Welcome to the first issue of the REACT-C19 bulletin!

I am happy and proud to be introducing the REACT-C19 project which aims to support the hospitals in Azerbaijan in rapidly scaling-up their capacities to respond to COVID-19. This project mobilizes Azerbaijani doctors working in Turkey to support their home countries at these extraordinary times. This collaboration between the two countries once again builds on the strong ties between Azerbaijan and Turkey and reemphasizes the warmly held notion of being one nation with two states.

Field News

The REACT-C19 project has been launched

The REACT-C19 project has been launched in Azerbaijan to support the fight against COVID 19. As part of the project, 19 Azerbaijani doctors from Turkey are working in the regions of Azerbaijan to help prepare hospitals for the fight against the pandemic.

Field Coordinator Informs - What, how, why are we doing?

The REACT-C19 project has started in Baku. After working for 14 days at the Educational - Therapeutic clinic and Educational - Surgical clinic of Azerbaijan Medical University, “Yeni Klinika” and “Markazi Neftchilar” Hospitals in Baku, our trips to the regions began and our first visits were to Ganja, Shamkir, Goranboy and Agdash.

Infection Control Committees were established

Within the framework of the REACT-C19 project, the Infection Control Committee was established in 3 hospitals in Baku on the recommendation of consultants from the World Health Organization and at the initiative of the hospital management.

Our local consulting doctors

I am Agamaliyeva Zaba Javad gizi - resident doctor of AMU on the specialty of Infectious Diseases. I have always been concerned about the importance of my profession for this country. Because it is the only field where diseases related to this field are examined and even treated by other specialists.

The platforms we use in our project

1) Academia
2) Practica
3) Data

Thank you for your love and trust

On May 4, we started working at the Goranboy Central Hospital. During the 2-week study, we became acquainted with the hospital staff, local consulting doctors and medical staff, underwent training, established a triage together, and made numerous improvements thanks to our recommendations and their work.

Our Consultant Doctors
News from the WHO

Awareness-raising activities were carried out among the population against COVID-19

The Azerbaijan Office of the World Health Organization and the Pharmacists Club have implemented a joint project to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

WHO logo reflected on The Heydar Aliyev Center - as a symbol of support and solidarity

On April 16, the logo of the World Health Organization (WHO) was projected on the Heydar Aliyev Center.

Our main tool: Hospital readiness checklist

The REACT C-19 project uses the World Health Organization-recommended Hospital Preparedness Checklist to strengthen core competencies in COVID-19 control. This material contains headlines that are evaluated by hospital management and consulting physicians.


Representative Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Republic of Azerbaijan
Ege University Medical Faculty and Hospital
TABIB - Medical Territorial Units Management Association
The Heydar Aliyev Foundation
Azerbaijani Doctors Association
Social - and Networks Limited
"Sağlık Bahçesi" educational research company

What did they say ...

Dr. Hamza Zeytinoglu - Project Field Coordinator, Mentor.
Dr. Nasiman Alili - Project Assistant. Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, is studying for a master's degree in pediatrics.
Dr. Parvin Hajiyeva - one of the 18 consulting doctors of the project. Ege University Medical Faculty Hospital, specializing in anesthesiology and resuscitation.
Dr. Parviz Abbasov - Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, General Surgeon. Director of “Yeni Klinika”.
Ayten Mammadova is a senior nurse sent to Goranboy Central Hospital.


We would like to thank the following organizations for their generous funding of the REACT-C19 project.