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Azerbaijan: The Humanitarian Action, the Tuberculosis and the Nursing Intervention

Katerina Zotou

Abstract

Nursing is not just a science, but is also tightly connected to the humanitarian concept. In this article the participation in a humanitarian mission to Azerbaijan is presented. The subject is brought out both from a scientific point of view and its human dimension as well. The aim of this mission was the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in the mountainous region of Caucasus. Some of the means to achieve this humanitarian intervention have been the application of DOTS protocol for the treatment of TB, health education to the population for the prevention of TB, the renovation of some buildings in the hospital etc.

Keywords: Azerbaijan, humanitanan mission, tuberculosis, DOTS

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