Morbidity of the bladder, kidney, cervical, uterine body, upper urinary tract urothelial, ovary, prostate and colon cancer cases represent a major proportion of all cancer cases in Lithuania and Belarus, Vilnius and Grodno regions are not an exception. Radical surgery treatment applied to the cancer patients is related with long postoperative treatment and higher risk of complications. All this leads to the worsening of the patient's quality of life both in the postoperative period and later, experienced social exclusion and long-term patient's disability related to the higher risk of poverty.
Seeking to improve the quality of life of cancer patients’ who are certainly identified as vulnerable group it is appropriate to increase the access to the minimally invasive surgery services. Application of these services leads to shorter hospitalization, lower probability of postoperative complications, and faster return to the normal activities.
The purpose of the project: to establish and strengthen cooperation between Lithuania and Belarus, to exchange experiences in order to reduce social exclusion and improve the quality of life of cancer patients in Vilnius and Grodno regions, to increase access to minimally invasive surgery services in urology, abdominal surgery, and gynecology fields.
Coordinator: Vilniaus universiteto ligonine Santaros klinikos.
Project partner: Grodno University Clinic.
The project supports public health policies and programmes of Georgia in the field of communicable diseases and blood transfusion. It upgrades national blood safety legislation and assesses blood banks. It is a Twinning of Lithuanian, Dutch and Georgian partners, where European colleagues help Georgian counterparts with strengthening national capacities and assisting in carrying out reorganization of blood transfusion service, establishing laboratories, establishing quality systems for blood establishments.
The purpose of the project: upgrade national blood safety legislation and strengthen national institutional capacities in accordance with European regulations and the Association Agreement, to provide equal safety standards of blood components across the nation, assure safety of blood related services and prevent the spread of blood borne infections by blood transfusion.
Coordinator: Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos.
Partners: Central Project Management Agency; National Blood Centre of Lithuania; National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory of Lithuania; The Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno klinikos; Vilnius University Hospital Santaros klinikos; Centre for Communicable Diseases and AIDS of Lithuania; Sanquin Blood Supply (Sanquin) of the Netherlands.
For more information, please follow the link: https://eu4georgia.ge/strengthening-blood-safety-system-in-georgia/