To assess/evaluate the malaria-related situation in the regions, the Malaria project coordinator Dr. Kh.Hajiyev paid a monitoring visit to Hajigabul, Shirvan, Masalli, Lenkaran and Astara regions on July 3-7, 2012.
The purpose of the visit was to study/explore quality and expediency of anti-Malaria activities together with employees of hygienic and epidemiological centers of said regions as well as study the problems in this field and explore the solution ways of said problems.
The hygienic and epidemiological centers of said regions were reviewed during the visit and availability and effectiveness of use of equipment provided within the framework of the project was studied. All the equipment were registered/recorded and they are presently being used as needed/required. As a result of purposeful activities carried out last years on malaria project, the level of disease and number of active malaria focuses in such important regions with main malaria potential, have been dramatically/drastically decreased. As such, no malaria diseases were recorded at all during last 3 years in each of Hajigabul, Shirvan, Masalli and Astara. In Lenkaran region last time this disease was recorded 12 months ago. No active malaria focuses were recorded in any of these regions. All malaria prevention activities in these regions are carried out at high quality and in timely fashion, the disease transmission risk is eliminated. The observation and surveillance/control activities over malaria focuses with regard to current malaria prevention plans are carried out regularly. Entomological examination of focuses and pasportization (certification, conditioning) of the water (drain) tanks have been ensured. The educational activities among the population on malaria control are carried out by experts in scheduled manner and at high quality. The opinion exchange with employees of the hygienic and epidemiological centers of the regions where the visit was paid to, was conducted during the monitoring and necessary recommendations were given to them. Findings and current problems will be discussed at malaria workgroup meetings and will be communicated to the management of the Republican Hygiene and Epidemiology Center.