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Partners for Health NGO (PfH)
(formerly – Atlanta-Tbilisi Health Partnership Program, ATHPP)



PfH represents an association (union) type NGO. It is ruled by General Meetings of NGO members. Between the meetings the Board administers NGO. Board Chairman acts as a CEO (Director).


Board members:

  • Dr. Zviad Kirtava (Board Chairman/CEO), MD, PhD, Internal Medicine/Rheumatology – European Commission Expert in e-Health (Telemedicine/Distance Learning), Health Management, Clinical Pharmacology, Evidence Based Medicine/CPG, Quality Control, Migrants Health, Intergenerational Family Solidarity;

  • Dr. Marine Kvaraia (Vice-Chair), MD, cardiologist – Expert in web-medicine/Internet-communications, medical informatics, health portals, Business Administration;

  • Dr. David Khubua – Expert in Health Management, Public Health, Healthcare Financing, Health Insurance, Primary Care Systems, Family Medicine.

  • Dr. Nino Rachvelishvili, MD, PhD (Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology/Immunology) – Council of Europe Expert in International Health, Evidence Based Medicine, CPG assessment (AGREE), Medical informatics, Clinical Pharmacology;

  • Dr. Natela Partskhaladze, MD, MSW – Expert in Children Health, Social Work, International Health, Nursing Education.

  • Mr. David Meskhishvili, BSc (Computer Science); IT and web-technologies.


Active participants of PfH NGO Projects in 2015-2017 years:

  • Zviad Kirtava (Board Chairman/CEO), MD, PhD,

  • Marine Kvaraia (Vice-Chair), MD, cardiologist, Medportal.ge

  • David Khubua, MD, Healthcare Management and Insurance

  • Irina Benidze, MD – CPG Development/health portals

  • David Jorjoliani, MSME, PhD (Mechanical Engineering); Master of IT, system administration and web-technologies.

  • Kakhaber Kashmadze, BIT - Health IT solutions, EMR development, e-Registries, health web-solutions

  • Ana Zarubina, BAcc, - accounting and audit



Consultants & Partners:

  • Assist. Prof. Maka Gegenava, MD, PhD – Dept of Int. Medicine, TSMU, Consultant in eHealth/telemonitoring,

  • Assist. Prof. Thea Gegenava, MD, PhD – Dept of Int. Medicine, TSMU; in eHealth/telecardiology

  • Prof. Gaiane Simonia, MD, PhD – Head of Div. of Geriatrics, Dept of Int. Medicine, Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) – Consultant in Geriatrics and Cardiology

  • Assoc. Prof. Irina Andronikashvili - Div. of Geriatrics, Dept of Int. Medicine, TSMU, Consultant in Geriatrics and Telecardiology Consultant in Geriatrics and Cardiology

  • Dr. Zviad Matoshvili, MD, PhD – Head of Arrhythmology Center RhytmArt at Central University Hospital – consultant telecardiology

  • Prof. Sofia Kasradze, MD, PhD, - Director of the Institute of Neurology and Neuropsychology; – Consultant in e-Registries/teleneurology

  • Theona Shulaia, MD, doctorate student – Director of Georgian Association of Dermatology Dermoscopy and Skin Optical Diagnostics - eHealth/m-Health/teledermatology

  • Prof. Natalia Kiladze, MD, PhD – Dept of Dermatology, TSMU

  • Prof. Paliko Kasradze, MD, PhD – TSMU Dept of Sports Medicine - telerehabilitation

  • Dr. Lela Sturua, Head of non-infectious Diseases Dept at National Center for Disease Control and Public Health – Consultant in Migrants Health and epidemiology