On July 21, 2020, in the framework of the EU-funded project “Promotion of Human Right to Health of the conflict affected populations in Georgia” was held training for the Health Care Workers, IDPs and conflict affected populations of Abkhazia. The aim of the trainings was to build capacity of health care workers (HCWs) in Abkhazia by increasing awareness about the State Hepatitis C Elimination program and rights to access; in particular, Georgia's Hepatitis C Elimination Program – Overview; Major problems and challenges related to HEPC in the region; Recent methods of HEPC diagnoses and treatment; A right to benefit from the Georgia's Hepatitis C Elimination Program for conflict- affected population; How to apply to the Georgia’s Hepatitis C Elimination Program to get the needed services?; Cost- funding mechanisms and benefits of the program (free, cost-reduced and affordable healthcare services).
The training was attended by Abkhaz and Georgian health workers and it was delivered by Mr. Giorgi Beitrisvili, MD, Infectionist, Infectious Diseases, AIDS and Clinical Immunology Research Center (IDACIRC).
Through the training, the participants got introduced to the mechanisms and benefits of the State Hepatitis C Elimination Program, in particular:What recent methods are used to diagnose and treat HEPC infection in Georgia; How to apply to the State Hepatitis C Elimination Program; Co-funding mechanisms and benefits of the program; The right of the conflict-affected patients to be engaged in the State Hepatitis C Elimination Program; How to increase access of conflict- affected patients to beneficial free and cost- reduced HEPC treatment; How to engage conflict-affected and IDP patient intoState Hepatitis C Elimination Program, etc.
The Public Health Foundation of Georgia and GEOCOR would like to thank Mr. Giorgi Beitrishvili for the training, knowledge and experience sharing.
See the full version of the manual in Russian language : "Latest Recommendations for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatitis C"