Our team

Dr. Tofiq Musayev, expert

Dr. Musayev graduated from the Azerbaijan State Medical University in 1994 and has more than 20 years of experience in the field of medicine and public health. For many years he has worked as a Head of Population Health Department of the Public Health and Reforms Center of the Ministry of Health. He has a long experience of working as a coordinator, consultant and public health professional in a number of international and local projects.

He represented Azerbaijan in the number of high level international events on important public health issues; has been focal point and is a national expert on tobacco control policies and palliative care. He participated as a trainer and an invited expert in number of national and international conferences, workshops and trainings dedicated to various medical and public health issues, as well as in preparation of the country’s important public health related strategic documents.

He is actively engaged in building partnerships and cooperation with various international, state and non-governmental organizations in connection with public health, training and education activities.





Dr. Sabina Babazade, expert

Dr. Babazade graduated from the pediatric faculty of the Azerbaijan State Medical University named N. Narimanov, in 1994. She passed internship as a physician-pediatrician at the Balajari Rail Way Hospital, Department of Gynecology, and where continued her career at the same Department as a physician-pediatrician in 1996-2002.

In 2006-2011, work as Head of Organizational and Methodological Department of the National AIDS Center, and since 2011 – as a Head of the Project Coordination Department at the Public Health and Reforms Center of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic.

She has an extensive experience in project management, healthcare related population and sociological research. Her endless energy and enthusiasm is reflected in countless conferences, trainings and seminars, TV talk shows she organizes and participates annually.


Dr. Gahraman Hagverdiyev, expert

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and medical doctor with over 15 years of experience in field of health, humanitarian and advisory services provided for and as part of international organizations in Azerbaijan (UMCOR, СHF, WorldBank, IFC).

Dr. Hagverdiyev has a strong knowledge of the healthcare delivery system, epidemiology and health business environment in Azerbaijan. He was chief editor of medical newspaper “Our health” (supplement of newspaper “Zerkalo”), editor of first Internet medical portals in Azerbaijan (www.azmednet.az, www.doctor.az, www.medi.az), director of medical consulting company Medi.az, director of medical equipment company “Eskulap” and etc.

He also has got a significant experience in the field of e-Health and has been coordinator in number of research projects and e-health and telemedecine initiatives in Azerbaijan. He is currently an administrator of such Facebook groups as “Physicians and New medical technologies” and “Medicine in Azerbaijan”.

As part of survey team, he participated in analysis of big data surveys, including Demographic and health surveys (AzDHS 2006 and 2011), STEPS of WHO, Doing in business and others. In their expert and analitical work is using such computer programs like SPSS, Tableau, Access and etc.

Currently he is working as Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Department at Public Health and Reforms Center of the Ministry of Health Azerbaijan.

Dr. Lütfi Qafarov, ekspert



Dr. Nabil Z. Seyidov, PhD, expert

Dr Seyidov has been working as a physician with specialisation in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases for over 15 years. Since 2014 he has been actively involved in promotion and developments of public health system in Azerbaijan with significant interests in primary health care, palliative and hospice services, neonatal care, e-health and medical training and education.

During this work as resident-physician in the United States, in 2012 he created and continues to sustain www.uptodate.az Uptodate In medicine Electronic Medical Portal of evidenced based resources for physicians, nurses and public health specialists in Azerbaijani language.

While working with Public Health and Reforms Center of Ministry of Health, Dr. Seyidov was an initiator and coordinator of such projects as development of e-health portal for public and e-training portal for medical and non-medical professionals.

He has been an author and co-author of over 50 training manuals, books and guidelines and 10 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is also an editor-in-chief of Eurasian Journal of Clinical Sciences.



Sabuhi Abdullayev, lawyer and legal expert

During 1985-1991 he studied the law at the Baku State University. During period of 1992-1995 he worked as a legal specialist in leading law firms in Baku capital. His interest and increasing expertise in healthcare system, brought him to work as a Senior Adviser-Lawyer of the Ministry of Health during 1995-2005. Later during 2005-2006 he worked as Head of the Legal Department at the Republican Hygiene and Epidemiology Center of the Ministry of Health. Since 2007 he has worked as a Chief Lawyer at the Public Health and Reforms Center of the Ministry of Health.

He has worked significantly in the development & drafting, editing of numerous strategies, legal frameworks, contracts, legal guidelines. For many years Mr. Abdullayev acted as a legal adviser and expert as well as lecturer in number of projects and courses by international and national organizations.

Narmin Aliyeva, clinical nutritionist


Nurana Kelbiyeva, administrative manager

She studied at the Faculty of Engineering and Management at the University of Architecture and Construction in 2008-2012 where she received her Bachelor’s degree. During 2005-2008 she also studied at Baku Medical College and graduated as a midwife. Before joining the team she worked as a program officer in local youth organization for several years and also as officer at Public Health & Reforms Center. Nurana has an extensive experience in organization of training courses, organization and conduction of population-based surveys.

Yana Axlınova, chief accountant

Ms. Axlinova has over 10 years of experience working as accountant and chief accountant in non-governmental and small and medium enterprises. She has been actively involved in promoting and teaching financial education to children and young people. Herself was part of number of trainings on financial  management and national and international accounting systems.