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


Burden of chronic respiratory diseases in Georgia

The number of deaths due to chronic respiratory diseases in Georgia for 2002 is estimated at 610 people, or 1 % of all deaths. In Georgia, tobacco smoking is the highest risk factor for chronic respiratory diseases. According to WHO estimates for 2005, in Georgia 57.5% of men and 6.0% of women currently use tobacco products.






From left to right: Dr Nikolai Khaltaev (WHO Headquarters), Dr Nikolai Fruidze (Deputy Minister of Health Georgia), Professor Tamaz Maglakelidze (GARD Country coordinator),and Professor Ivane Chkhaidze (President Georgian Respiratory Association).
From left to right: Dr Nikolai Khaltaev (WHO Headquarters), Dr Nikolai Fruidze (Deputy Minister of Health Georgia), Professor Tamaz Maglakelidze (GARD Country coordinator),and Professor Ivane Chkhaidze (President Georgian Respiratory Association).
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