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PRIORITY 3 - Networking and people-to-people cooperation

The development of cardiological support for the Polish population and Belarusian population within Cross-border Cooperation Programme Poland - Belarus - Ukraine 2007-2013

Lead PartnerRegional Specialist Hospital in Biała Podlaska (Poland)

Partnership Regional Brest Hospital (Belarus)

Total budget4 186 537,21 €

Programme Contribution3 767 883,49 €

Duration24 months

Measure3.1. Regional and local cross-border cooperation capacity building

Project ref. numberIPBU.03.01.00-06-417/11-00

The partnership between the healthcare institutions is based on the idea of improving the state of health of the inhabitants of the transborder region, improving for them access to specialized services and reducing mortality from cardiovascular diseases.

The project is divided into several tasks that include founding of a hemodynamic laboratory in the Biala Podlaska hospital and cardiological laboratory in the Brest hospital. New medical equipment will be purchased for them. The patients shall obtain a better access to specialised diagnostic tests (e.g. angiography) and cardiovascular treatment methods (ablation procedure).

The partners also want to develop a research program which will focus on exchange of experience in diagnosing and treatment of cardiological diseases. Properly equipped laboratories will not only serve patients, but also specialists in cardiology in both hospitals who will be able to use them for research. Having access to ablation apparatus in both hospitals, doctors will be able to establish a "test group" of patients who will be treated with ablation and traditional, i.e. pharmacological methods. Establishing test groups and preparing reports in both hospitals will enable both partners to make the statistical value of results real and significant and will serve as their input in the development of medicine.