healthcare in Caucasus

Number of HIV/AIDS cases increased in Georgia

A total of 517 new cases of HIV/AIDS were reported in Georgia this year as of October 1, 2018, the Centre for Infectious Diseases, AIDS and Clinical Immunology said. To compare, 468 new cases of the infection were revealed in the same …

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Man dies in explosion at Yerevan medical center

A man was killed in an explosion in Yerevan's Surb Grigor Lusavorich medical center today, media reported. The alert was received at 12:05. Preliminary evidence indicates that an oxygen tank was a cause of explosion. …

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New WHO rep in Azerbaijan appointed

Hande Harmanci (Turkey) started working as a new representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Azerbaijan, AzerNews reported. Prior to her appointment, Harmanci worked in various WHO agencies for 13 …

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Man dies at Echowaves festival in Georgia's Anaklia

A man attending a music festival died in Anaklia on August 24 night. Georgia's Ministry of Internal Affairs has started an investigation but did not reveal possible reasons behind his death while awaiting autopsy results. …

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Georgia to host International Health Forum

The International Tbilisi Health Forum (Tbilisi Health Forum, THF) will take place in the capital of Georgia. The event will be held on October 25- 27. The relevant information is published on the official THF website. It is reported …

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Five injured in Chechnya filling station fire

At least five people have been injured in a blaze that engulfed a service station in Russia’s Chechnya. The station was rocked by a massive explosion as fire hit underground fuel tanks. According to media reports, four underground …

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Bone marrow to be transplanted in Stavropol Territory

Bone marrow transplantation will begin in the Stavropol region, the head of the Ministry of Health of the region, Viktor Mazharov said. According to him, the procedures for bone marrow transplantation, which are required for cancerous …

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Storm injures almost 20 people in Tehran

A strong storm hit Tehran Monday night, injuring 18 people and breaking branches of trees and electricity cables in the capital city, Tehran Emergency Services reported. According to the report, strong winds blowing at a speed of 83 …

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Yerevan State University rector hospitalized

Yerevan State University (YSU) Rector Aram Simonyan has been taken to hospital, YSU spokesperson Gevorg Emin-Teryan wrote on his Facebook page.  A protest action is in progress at YSU since yesterday morning. YSU …

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Migration from Armenia assumes escape character

The permanent population of Armenia decreased by 13.4 thousand people over the past year, according to the National Statistical Service of the republic. At the same time, it was noted that during the year 10.3 thousand more people were born …

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Infant mortality in Ingushetia decreased by 33%

In 2017, the birth rate increased in Ingushetia and the death rate decreased, the Ministry of Health of the Republic reported. The department noted that in the past year, the population's demographic growth was 7569 people, and the average …

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