Georgia: Tamar Gabunia meets German healthcare experts and oncologists

Tbilisi: Tamar Gabunia, the Deputy Minister of Labor Health and Social Welfare from the occupied territories of Georgia met with German healthcare experts and oncologists. The aim of the meeting was to deepen medical relations and cooperation between Georgia and Germany.

German specialists spoke about the prospects of development of cooperation between Tbilisi State Medical University and Berlin University, which will allow Georgian youth to get education in German medical institutions. The initiative will help to improve the quality of medical services available to the citizens of Georgia. Moreover, it will strengthen the helathcare sector of Georgia, for the upcoming generations.

The meeting between the Georgian Deputy Minister, Tamar Gabunia and the German officials, was attended by professor, coordinator of the National Tuberculosis Program Zaza Avaliani, professor Helmut Hann of Berlin Sharit University and other members of the delegation.

The parties also talked about the C hepatitis elimination program, which has been successfully implemented in Georgia for years. Previously, in January 2023, the World Health Organisation Collaborative Centre for Viral Hepatitis Elimination of the World Health Organization was opened at the National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) and Public Health. 

The Georgian Health Minister, Zurab Azarashvili noted that diagnosis of viral hepatitis and universal access to treatment would significantly reduce the burden of the disease over the medical authorities all around. 

As the Georgian Health Minister noted, “the decision to open a collaborative centre by the World Health Organization is a recognition of the important success of Georgia’s C Hepatitis elimination program and the strong support of international partners.”


Satyam Dawar

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