Today, residents of the Azizbayov community of the Goranboy district celebrated the completion of a new medical facility, which will improve healthcare for 930 people in the community. The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Health, the local Executive Committee, municipal government, U.S. Embassy and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project was implemented by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI) under the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) with funding from USAID and the Azerbaijani government.
An aging two-room administrative building used as a medical facility since 1988 was inadequate to meet the community's healthcare needs. With support from EWMI, the community residents worked with their local and regional governments to construct a new medical facility. With three examination rooms and one corridor for a waiting room, the new facility will improve the day-to-day health conditions for nearly 930 people in the community.
To date, EWMI has implemented 72 projects in 64 communities benefiting more than 96,000 people around Azerbaijan. Through SEDA, EWMI promotes cooperation between citizens, civil society organizations, and government to advance socio-economic development. The project is funded by USAID and implemented with support from the Ministry of Economy and the Council for State Support to Non-Governmental Organizations and with assistance from a local non-governmental organization, UMID.