Economic collapse and civil war caused a serious deterioration in the public health system of Georgia and the return of diseases such as pulmonal tuberculosis. Not only urgent relief but also support for structural reform involving re-orientation from mainly curative to preventive and primary health care were essential. This included modernisation of professional education and training, especially for nurses. The GTZ prepared a mid-term support programme providing emergency supplies and staff training to improve the overall quality of essential health care services.
Two international short-term consultants were entrusted with the elaboration of appropriate concepts and implementation methods for the improvement of medical staff qualification and the quality of health care services. The concepts included, among others, strategies for: Promotion of the staff training reform related to the quality improvement of the treatment of children suffering from leukaemia - Promotion of regular nurse training - Conduction of special training courses for nursing staff (e.g., on paediatrics, infec Support of an effective, widespread and up-to-date programme for the fight against tuberculosis (diagnostics, treatment, health education) - Provision of necessary drugs, microscopes, dye material and X-ray films - Conduction of training courses