Georgia committed to GARD pilot projects on surveillance of chronic respiratory diseases at primary health care level


First pilot project in Family Medicine Centre of Sagarejo

The Georgian Respiratory Association became part of GARD in 2006. Professor Tamaz Maglakelidze, vice-president of the Georgian Respiratory Association, has been designated to be GARD Country coordinator for Georgia.

GARD Georgia is committed to starting pilot projects on surveillance of chronic respiratory diseases at primary health care level. A first project should start in the Family Medicine Centre of Sagarejo beginning of March 2007. Other pilot projects in the country are planned in Mtskheta.

Meeting at WHO Office Georgia, from left to right: Professor Tamaz Maglakelidze (GARD Country coordinator Georgia), Dr Nikolai Khaltaev (WHO Headquarters), Professor Ivane Chkhaidze (President Georgian Respiratory Association), Dr Rusudan Klimiashvili (WR Georgia), Dr Amiran Gamkrelidze (Director for Research, Center of Allergy and Immunology).
Meeting at WHO Office Georgia, from left to right: Professor Tamaz Maglakelidze (GARD Country coordinator Georgia), Dr Nikolai Khaltaev (WHO Headquarters), Professor Ivane Chkhaidze (President Georgian Respiratory Association), Dr Rusudan Klimiashvili (WR Georgia), Dr Amiran Gamkrelidze (Director for Research, Center of Allergy and Immunology).
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