Georgian PM placing newborn health at the top of agenda

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has met senior representatives of the Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya Foundation (RVF), a US organisation that supports global programs to improve the health of children.

The focus of the meeting was newborn health and the importance of early diagnosis.

Mr Garibashvili learned more about the Foundation's work across the country and added that he hopes to further strengthen the collaboration between the two parties.

The Foundation has already implemented a number of programmes across the country, including immunisation against measles, mumps and rubella; prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; the elimination of Hepatitis B and more.

The Foundation president Elena Rostropovich told Agenda.ge after the meeting: "We discussed both our ongoing programs and the projects that were planned for the future,” adding the event had been "very productive”.

Overall, the Foundation’s programs have reached more than 20 million children and young adults worldwide.ADNFCR-2094-ID-801805281-ADNFCR