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Presentation of the first addiction medicine textbook in Azerbaijani

On 18 March 2021, a public presentation of the first book on addiction medicine in the Azerbaijani language took place at the Mental Health Center (MHC) of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The publication of the book based on a translation of Principles of Addiction Medicine: The Essentials by the American Society of Addiction Medicine was financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in the framework of a development cooperation project focused at supporting the establishment of a knowledge-based infrastructure in the field of substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

10 specialists from various Azerbaijani medical institutions participated in a discussion after the opening words by the Director of  MHC, Professor Fuad İsmayılov, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Azerbaijan, H.E. Milan Ekert and Dr. Araz Manuçeri-Lalei who supervised the book translation. By distributing the book to psychiatrists and specialists in the field of addiction medicine throughout Azerbaijan, the Embassy of the Czech Republic intends to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals – in particular, Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) which includes strengthening the prevention and treatment of substance abuse.

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Book presentation 18.3.2021