Republic of Georgia
June 22, 2003
Georgian National Cystic Fibrosis Center
The situation in CF related care today in Georgia leaves CF patients with no CF clinical care or delayed service at best and very rarely at the beginning stage. Most people with CF are forced to try to seek care in foreign countries at great financial and moral expense to their families.
There are no training facilities for medical staff, among parents, teachers and nurses of the patients. The basic antibiotics and pancreatic enzymes that most CF patients rely on daily are nonexistent for people with CF in Georgia. While the average life expectancy in developing countries has moved to beyond 32 years, in Georgia the average life expectancy for CF patients is only 16.