Specialists of the National Red Crescent society of Turkmenistan took part in the events devoted to the World Tuberculosis Day, annually celebrated on March 24.  The scientific and practical conference, that was held at the Directorate of Centers for Infectious Diseases of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, was dedicated to this international date. Organized by the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, it brought together representatives of the World Health Organization, specialists from the NRCST, Tuberculosis doctors from the capital and velayats (the latter participated online), the heads of Ashgabat clinics and the faculty members of the State Medical University named after M. Garryev. During the conference, the results of the work done within the framework of the National Tuberculosis Control Program were summed up; in addition, the priority areas for further work were identified.  Also, at the conference it was noted that public organizations of our country, in particular the National Red Crescent society of Turkmenistan, also made a significant contribution to the implementation of the program.  NRCST employees take an active part in the training of personnel, as well as citizens and patients, in preventive measures, timely and correct treatments along with other measures.


– Humanity

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance
without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its international and
national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose
is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual
understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.

– Impartiality

It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It
endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give
priority to the most urgent cases of distress.

– Neutrality

In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or
engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.

– Independence

The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services
of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain
their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the

– Voluntary service

It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.

– Unity

There can be only one Red Cross or one Red Crescent Society in any one country. It must be open
to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.

– Universality

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have equal status
and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.
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