Azerbaijan Experience Shows Caspian Area Poses Multitude Of Health Challenges

There are no soft assignments for oil industry hands in the Caspian region of the Former Soviet Union.The rigors of work in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan were covered at the HECTRA Conference by the medical directors of Tengizchevroil, Drs. Sharples and Carvalho.And, Dr. Will Ponsonby, medical director, medical operations, central Asia for SOS International, drew on his extensive experience in the region to describe the situation in another potentially oil-rich former Soviet Republic, Azerbaijan.Local health care facilitiesSince independence, Azerbaijan has been fighting a war in the Ngorno Karabakh with neighboring Armenia. This, along with the poor state of the economy, means...

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