Critical Congenital Heart Defects
RVF launched a pilot program to screen newborns for critical heart defects in in the Georgian capitol of Tbilisi. All newborns in Tbilisi- approximately 20,000 infants – are being screened for life-threatening congenital heart defects.
HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B
RVF conducted programs to screen pregnant women in Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia for hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS, as well as newborns in Georgia for hypothyroidism. These programs to screen for hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS have been fully sustained by the local Ministries of Health (MOH). Over 1 million individuals benefited from screening and prevention programs before the local MOH fully sustained the programs. Programs continue to be carried out by each country’s MOH.
Current Screening Program:
Completed Screening Programs: