- First Aid Training Centre in Kuba and Ismayalli -
Azerbaijan is prone to natural disasters, in particular earthquakes, floods and landslides, and a high percentage of the population lacks adequate access to medical care. Since 2007, Tag has been working with the Azerbaijan Red Crescent (AzRC) to develop emergency medical capacity in both the Capital and in more isolated regions.
In 2008, Tag provided first aid training and refurbished and equipped a training room in the offices of the AzRC in Quba. At the same time, Tag funded the position of a training coordinator for the centre. Two Magen David Adom (MDA) trainers, one a Russian speaker and one a native of Azerbaijan, accompanied by Tag founder and Chairman Rabbi Yossi Ives, visited Azerbaijan in June 2009 to deliver first aid training courses. Twenty professionals participated in the advanced courses, which were held in the HQ of the AzRC in Baku.
“The partnership with Tag has strengthened our community-based
Bayram Valiyev, Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society Deputy Chairman of the Youth Committee and Head of the Weapon Contamination Sector
Subsequently, Tag arranged for the transfer of 40 first aid kits to be used by the graduates of the courses, in the Quba centre. Tag also sponsored the visit of an audiologist as part of its partnership in a medical delegation organised by Eye from Zion to provide hearing aids to 100 Azeri adults and children.
In 2010, Tag assisted in refurbishing and equipping a training room and the provision of a first aid training course in Ismayalli. Tag also sent experts in mass casualty events, emergency medical response and volunteer management who provided training seminars.