April 2, 2020                                            by George GotsadzePresident of Curatio International Foundation and Executive Director of Health Systems Global

As I embark on writing this blog, the global outbreak of COVID-19 is posing a growing threat to the health and well-being of our societies. The unfolding global health and economic crisis demands bold actions from all of us, but most importantly from policymakers. Governments are forced to balance policy choices between minimizing the death toll caused by the infection while reducing the negative economic impact expected in the aftermath of the COVID19 outbreak, when hard-hit economies with rising unemployment are expected to leave millions of households without subsistence income. Read more >>

August 17, 2017                                                                             by Julia Makayova

 

Former Soviet countries in the Eastern European and Central Asian (EECA) region are fighting the prevailing perception that their outdated hospital-based tuberculosis (TB) programs are failing to provide patient-centered care. Since 2005, Georgia has emerged as the regional leader in decentralizing TB services and implementing country-wide directly-observed treatment (DOTS) coverage in line with the major components of the international Stop TB strategy.

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