The Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya Foundation has been working to improve the health and future of children in Azerbaijan since 2003.
RVF is currently working with the Azerbaijani Ministry of Health (MOH) to introduce a pneumococcal vaccination program throughout Azerbaijan.
In 2009-2012, the Foundation in partnership with the MOH carried out a program to prevent the transmission of HIV and hepatitis B from mother to baby. In addition to protecting newborns from these two serious infections, the program has produced reliable epidemiologic data on HIV and hepatitis B, which allowed health authorities to make informed policy decisions.
The Foundation has also played a key role in assisting the MOH to eliminate measles and prevent congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). The assistance included supporting the routine vaccination of children against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), which is now fully financed by the MOH, a mass immunization campaign against measles and rubella (MR), the modernizing of the vaccine delivery infrastructure, and the creation of a state-of-the-art electronic disease surveillance system, which is being implemented in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. government.
The Foundation has also expanded its work to eliminate intestinal parasites in school-aged children, focusing on schools with a high concentration of children from families internally displaced during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
RVFs current activities in Azerbaijan are as follows:
The Foundation’s completed in Azerbaijan are as follows:
- Screening and Protecting Mothers and Children for Hepatitis B and HIV
- Deworming School Children
- Measles Eradication & CRS Prevention