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MSF first worked in Azerbaijan in 1989 and today we run a mental health care support project for people in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

We also provided emergency relief and food distributions, and medical care to people fleeing the region’s war during the 1990s, and later, treated people with tuberculosis.

During the 1990s, our teams rehabilitated public health structures in the country. We also provided an immunisation programme and worked on preventing sexually-transmitted diseases in clinics in the Imishli, Saatli and Fizuli regions, in the country’s southwest, until January 2001. We provided free basic healthcare in clinics just outside Sumgayit, on the Caspian Sea coast, in the early 2000s, before regional health programmes were handed over to other organisations.

Our activities in 2022 in Azerbaijan

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2022.

MSF in Azerbaijan in 2022 Médecins Sans Frontières runs a mental health care support project for people in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. In 2022, we also started preparations for a new hepatitis C programme in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.
Armenia IAR map 2022

In Nagorno-Karabakh region, internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but mainly populated and governed by ethnic Armenians, we support mental health services provided to people in public health facilities by conducting training and monitoring patient care. The aim is to strengthen the technical capacity of local psychologists, health workers and social workers in these locations, and improve access to mental health services. 

In addition, we began preparations for the opening of a new project in Armenia focused on providing hepatitis C treatment to people living in vulnerable circumstances, including prisoners. The project, which will launch in 2023, will offer access to timely screening, diagnosis and treatment for the disease through a simplified ‘one-stop-shop’ service model in a general healthcare facility in Yerevan. 


Am Timan Hospital

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Press Release 27 Sep 2023
South Sudan - MSF hospital in Agok

MSF response in Nagorno-Karabakh

Project Update 22 Oct 2020

Azerbaijan Interviews

Voices from the Field 8 Jun 1999

MSF activity in Azerbaijan - June 1999

Project Update 8 Jun 1999