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Working meeting of representatives of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society with Delegation of Iranian Red Crescent Society in Azerbaijan

On November 8, 2017, representatives of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society (Elshan Salimzadeh, Adviser to the President of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society, Khalida Isgenderova, Deputy Secretary General- Head of Youth and Volunteer Department, Sabina Mahbubi, Deputy Secretary General Head of Health and Care Department, Turkana Atakishiyeva Chairwoman of the Youth Committee) met with  Head of the Delegation of the Iranian Red Crescent Society in Azerbaijan –Chief Doctor of the Iranian Red Crescent Society Clinic in Baku, Seyid Bahman Sobhani and the medical staff of the clinic. The main purpose of the meeting was discussion of activities to be carried out due to December 1, World AIDS Day and December 5 International Volunteers Day. First Dr. Sobhani welcomed guests on behalf of the Delegation and mentioned that it would be crucial to hold such meetings on a regular basis. Several suggestions were made during the conversation and at the initial stage, it was decided to organize health awareness and promotion as well as examination of the population living in one of the villages of the Ismayilli region covered by the Building Safe and Resilient Communities project (BSRC). At the same time, a voluntary blood donation campaign is planned to be held within the framework of inter-agency cooperation and will be dedicated to the International Volunteers Day. The Iranian Red Crescent Society Clinic in Baku has been operating since 2003 and has since then cooperation with the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society established. A number of interesting joint events have been organized at this time. Before mentioned BSRC project is being implemented since 2012 with the financial and technical support of the Austrian Red Cross Society and the Austrian Development Agency in the Ismayilli and Gusar regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan. At the end of the meeting, on behalf of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society, Mr. Elshan Salimzade, expressed his thanks to Dr.Sobhani and his staff and emphasized the importance of holding such meetings stressed their positive influence in strengthening cooperation between the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society and the Iranian Red Crescent Society.

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