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Health Care in Azerbaijan

More than 450 health facilities have been built or renovated in Azerbaijan over the past eight years. 70% of hospitals are state-owned and 30% are privately owned. There are about 300 private units, mostly  dental clinics. For 2013, the budget in the health sector is estimated to increase to USD 760 million.  The government´s  wish is to achieve international standards.The procurement is centralized to the Ministry of Health. There is no mandatory health insurance. TB is prevalent and heart disease is a common cause of death.