24 OCTOBER 2018
Lecture on "Consanguineous marriages (Cousin marriages) and thalassemia" organized at Baku State Economic and Humanities College
An educational event by the initiative of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, with the support of Public Health and Reforms Center (PHRC) of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan was held at Baku State Economic and Humanities College on October 24, 2018.
Opening the event deputy director on an educational sphere of the college Gulnara Hasanova noted that, such educational events play an important role on building a healthy society.
Deputy head of family problems department of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Kamila Aliyeva emphasized the importance of awareness-raising events conducted nationwide with PHRC on gender equality, drug addiction, domestic violence, early marriages, non-communicable diseases and etc.
Methodist-physician of PHRC Latafat Dadashova made a presentation on "Consanguineous marriages (Cousin marriages) and thalassemia" and urged young people to be careful: “Children of Consanguineous marriages may have an increased risk of genetic disorders, particularly if their parents both carry similar and sick genes. One of the most common hereditary diseases is thalassemia. Thalassemia is an inherited and passed from parents to children through genes. It is desirable to avoid such marriages to prevent thalassemia risk”.
At the end of the event, there was conducted exchange of opinions and students were acquainted with educational materials prepared by PHRC.
The full text of the news is available in Azerbaijani language.