Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 27
Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
The European Union will allocate 1.1 million euros to support mandatory health insurance in Azerbaijan, Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Ambassador Kestutis Jankauskas said.
He made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the “Support to Implementation of the mandatory health insurance system in Azerbaijan” twinning project on Nov. 27.
Jankauskas noted that France and Lithuania will act as Azerbaijan’s partners as part of this twinning project.
The project will last for two years and will be completed in August 2019.
The project’s purpose is to strengthen the institutional capacity at the State Agency on Mandatory Health Insurance to plan, execute and monitor healthcare spending in three elements: collection, accumulation of funds and purchasing of healthcare services.
A pilot project on mandatory medical insurance is being implemented in Azerbaijan since late 2016. Currently, the pilot project covers the Mingachevir city and Yevlakh district of the country.