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17.10.2017

Belarus may forbid abortions in private hospitals?
Belarus may forbid abortions in private hospitals? Is Belarus going to prohibit private medical structures from conducting abortions? The talk show "What Is Going On?" discussed the issue. Lyudmila Makarina-Kibak, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Health, Physical Culture, Family and Youth Policy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus:  This is being discussed more at "domestic" level. The parliament also discussed this issue. But in 2018, no changes in this area will be made.
Home birth to be prohibited in Belarus?
Home birth to be prohibited in Belarus? Whether parliamentarians are really discussing the possibility to legally prohibiting home birth, was spoken at the talk show “What’s going on? ”.

16.10.2017

Belarus among top countries favorable to motherhood
Belarus among top countries favorable to motherhood In recent years, Belarus has been among the top countries that are favorable to motherhood. Belarusian doctors have learned to take care of infants with a critically small weight. The Meleshevich family is like a children's pyramid: each ring is a member of the family. Dad, older children and three kids. But mom is the basis of everything. She is holding the entire family on her fragile shoulders.

12.10.2017

Belarus' center of children's oncology saves 50,000 years of lives over 20 years
Belarus' center of children's oncology saves 50,000 years of lives over 20 years Belarusian achievements in the field of pediatric oncology are in demand in the world. This was said on October 11 in Minsk at a solemn reception in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Center for Children's Oncology, Hematology and Immunology.

11.10.2017

Belarus' Emergency Ministry gets helicopter medical module
Belarus' Emergencies Ministry gets helicopter medical module It is designed to provide qualified medical assistance to the victims both on the scene and on board on the way to hospital. The medical module, which the aviation of the emergencies ministry of Belarus has recently received, can save lots of lives.

06.10.2017

Over 30 domestic medicines fall in price in pharmacies in Belarus
Domestic medicines falling in price in pharmacies in Belarus Their cost has decreased almost half. About 80 other drugs may become cheaper.  Some of them are already supplied at discounted prices. The Ministry of Health says drugstore chains will face strict sanctions for non-adherence to the recommended prices.

04.10.2017

Russia buys two thirds of Belarusian medications
Russia buys two thirds of Belarusian medications Russia buys to thirds of the medications Belarus exports. And that is despite the neighboring market being oversaturated. However, the distributors buy Belarusian medications, because they have price advantages and a good quality.

01.10.2017

Belarusian doctors ready for next step in cardio surgery
Belarusian doctors ready for next step in cardio surgery The future is in hybrid cardio surgery. Belarusian doctors are once again ready for another step in development. As many as 264 heart transplantations have been done in Belarus already. In seven cases the vital organ was transplanted to children. Young patients can have such an operation done from the age of 10. It is due to the fact that a transplanted heart doesn’t grow as quickly as your own heart. Belarusian cardio surgeons intend raising the bar in the nearest future.

26.09.2017

Belarusian scientists develop technique for accelerated recovery of nerve cells
Belarusian scientists develop technique for accelerated recovery of nerve cells Nerve cells cannot be restored! Many of us are so accustomed to this expression that they perceive it as an immutable truth. In fact, this is a myth that is refuted by scientific research. Belarusian scientists went further and developed a technique for accelerated recovery of nerve cells. Thanks to a new field of research - gene therapy - the process can take place 2 to 5 times faster than before. Accelerated recovery of nerve cells will help in the treatment of neurodegenerative illnesses.

14.09.2017

Dental office on wheels: unusual experiment by Belarusian border guards
Dental office on wheels: unusual experiment by Belarusian border guards A dental center is moving from one frontier post to another to provide medical assistance to servicemen. The usual vehicle has a modern filling. Equipment (by the way, almost everything is produced in Belarus) allows you to provide the entire range of dental services. The field office is designed to receive 18 patients per shift.

11.09.2017

Valery Malashko about Belarus-India cooperation in pharmaceutic sector
Valery Malashko about Belarus-India cooperation in pharmaceutic sector Cooperation in the pharmaceutic sector was discussed at the Belarusian-Indian forum in New Delhi. It will allow decreasing the price on some medication on the Belarusian market. Joint pharmaceutic production lines are planned to be established in Belarus this year. During the main part of the forum as many as 10 agreements were signed between Belarus and India.

08.09.2017

II International Medical Forum underway in Minsk
II International Medical Forum underway in Minsk The International Minsk Medical Forum gathered more than 1,500 leading scientists and doctors from Belarus, Russia, Japan, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Austria, Germany and Italy Before the forum, Belarusian manufacturers of medicines and medical equipment presented their novelties.

05.09.2017

Syrian girl operated in Belarus discharged from Children's Oncology Center
Syrian girl operated in Belarus discharged from Children's Oncology Center As reported by the medical team, the 10-year-old patient is in a satisfactory condition. On September 4, with the help of diplomats, she flew back to her homeland. Belarusian surgeons earlier removed a tumor from the 10-year-old Syrian girl. The girl, as part of a group of Syrian children, was recuperating in Belarus at the invitation of the President Alexander Lukashenko. 

02.09.2017

Belarusian scientists to develop new cancer diagnostic method
Belarusian scientists to develop new cancer diagnostic method Belarusian scientist will create a new method of diagnosing cancer. A special photo device will transform the signal of biomolecules into an optical signal, which will allow to quickly and qualitatively diagnose this or that kind of cancer. The project is realized together with chemists from Latvia, Lithuania, France and Spain.

30.08.2017

Record low infant mortality rate achieved in Belarus
Record low infant mortality rate achieved in Belarus Belarus takes third place in the world rating of the lowest infant mortality rate. Now more than 9.5 million people live in Belarus. In 2017 the population grew by 6,000, but the potential is much greater. Now the national concept of the family is being developed in Belarus. The introduction of the model, according to experts, will increase the birth rate in the country.

28.08.2017

Belarusian surgeons remove tumor from 10-year-old Syrian girl
Belarusian surgeons remove tumor from 10-year-old Syrian girl The girl flew to Belarus for recovery along with a group of children from Syria. A tumor in one of the girls was discovered by chance, during a medical examination, which all the children were going through. In agreement with the Syrian side, the young patient was operated at the Children's Oncology Center of the Republic of Belarus.

22.08.2017

Belarusian doctors transplant liver of 31-year-old man with mushroom poisoning
Belarusian doctors transplant liver of 31-year-old man with mushroom poisoning Belarusian doctors have transplanted the liver of a 31-year-old man with toadstool poisoning. Acute mushroom poisoning. The donor of a liver transplant was found in less than a day. The patient was in critical condition. The doctors had to solve several problems at once: to protect the patient's brain, so that he is not killed by exposure to toxins, and also restore the functions of other systems. Oleg Rummo, famous transplantologist and doctor of medical science, said that in such cases time is vital and the patient usually does not have much.

14.08.2017

Belarus, India realize 3 large joint pharmaceutic projects
Belarus, India realize 3 large joint pharmaceutic projects Belarus and India are realizing three large joint pharmaceutic projects. The value of investments has summed up to three million dollars. All these projects are at different stages of readiness. For instance, a scientific research laboratory was opened in Beshenkovichi last month.

02.08.2017

Belarus to establish pharmaceutical production holding company
Belarus to establish pharmaceutical production holding company A new holding company for making pharmaceutical products in Belarus will be responsible for increasing the volume of production of drugs and their exports. The decision on its creation is envisaged by the decree of the Belarus President.

31.07.2017

Belarus and Vietnam to cooperate in cancer treatment
Belarus and Vietnam to cooperate in cancer treatment Construction of the metro and the National Library, assemblage of passenger transport and cancer diagnosis and treatment were among the topics discussed by Belarus and Vietnam on July 31. The capitals of the two states are sister cities. New projects will help strengthen friendship.

25.07.2017

Belarus’ pharmatheutical sector discussed at Borisov Medical Preparations plant
Belarus’ pharmatheutical sector discussed at Borisov Medical Preparations plant The policy on import substitution on the medicine market is to be continued in Belarus, and the prices on medicine shouldn’t be a bitter pill. The situation of the pharmaceutical sector was discussed at Borisov Medical Preparations plant.

21.07.2017

Belarusian medicines more expensive than foreign ones?
Belarusian medicines more expensive than foreign ones? Analysis of drug prices conducted by the Ministry of Health reveals that a number of drugs are more expensive in the Belarusian market than those from neighboring countries. The issue of pricing in the market of medicines was raised during the recent working visit of the President to the Vitebsk region. People complained that some drugs cannot be bought because of the high cost. The head of state instructed to analyze this information.

18.07.2017

Exclusive video: Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan discharged from Minsk hospital
Exclusive video: Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan discharged from Minsk hospital Depeche Mode vocalist Dave Gahan has been discharged from the Minsk hospital. According to doctors, the condition of the soloist is assessed as satisfactory. July 18 morning, he was examined by doctors and a decision was made on his discharge. Stolichnoe Televidenie TV channel has exclusive footage showing the band's car leaving the hospital.

07.07.2017

OSCE supports Belarus' resolution on psychoactive substances
OSCE supports Belarus' resolution on psychoactive substances Participants of the summer session of the OSCE PA on July 7 continued their work in Minsk. The initiative, put forward by Belarus, draws attention to the need to solve the problem of psychoactive substances by joint efforts. Over the past two or three years, the number of people who take drugs has doubled. This is confirmed by the UN and OSCE experts. It's not easy to identify such substances. They quickly appear, but new ones are then created while the nature of older ones is studied.

28.06.2017

Belarusian medication to be presented at Forum of Regions in Moscow
Belarusian medication to be presented at Forum of Regions in Moscow About a dozen of Belarusian pharmacological organizations will present their products at the fourth Forum of Region of Belarus and Russia. Russian colleagues will get acquainted with Belarusian products during the Days of Belarusian Science. These days are planned within the Forum of Regions.

21.06.2017

Belarus’ Deputy Premier about new hospital in Ostrovets
Belarus’ Deputy Premier about new hospital in Ostrovets An interdistrict medical centre will be built on the base of a new hospital in Ostrovets. It was stated by Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister on June 21, 2017. He got acquainted with the development of infrastructure of the town. The building process is carried out according to the national investment programme. The hospital is intended for 60,000 residents. Modern diagnostics equipment and a strong laboratory base will help to provide medical service at the highest of levels. It is expected that the patients will be seen here next year.
85% of Belarusian medications cost less than 5$
85% of Belarusian medications cost less than 5$ Belarusian medication is sometimes cheaper than imported analogues up to 28 times. As many as 37% of the medication can be bought for about 1%, which is less than BYN 2. All in all, 85% of Belarusian medication cost up to 5%.
Frunzensky district of Minsk extends cooperation with Japan
Frunzensky district of Minsk extends cooperation with Japan A new vector of old friendship: the Frunzensky district of Minsk is extending its cooperation with some regions of Japan. It is, first of all, this means the development of joint projects in various fields from economy to culture.

19.06.2017

3D organs and electronic laboratories: cooperation of doctors and technology
3D organs and electronic laboratories: cooperation of doctors and technology Belarusian medical workers tend to use modern technologies today. The large-scale reconstruction of all intensive care and operation blocks in city and regional hospitals has come to an end. Tablets will soon be implemented in the work of doctors, which will help to quickly find out a patient’s anamnesis.
Helicopter platform to appear on roof of Minsk City Emergency Hospital
Helicopter platform to appear on roof of Minsk City Emergency Hospital The idea which was developed by Minsk doctors during a year may be realized soon. Emergency patients will be delivered to hospital by helicopters.
Infants in Belarus wear national oranments right from birth
Infants in Belarus wear national oranments right from birth Volunteers from the BRSM Youth Union and the movement "Kind Heart" have presented infants from Mogilev the first gifts in their life - matinee coats with Belarusian national ornaments. 10 babies were born in the city's hospital on June 16. For them, embroidery is a kind of cipher, a message from our ancestors designed to protect. The campaign to present the national ornaments is timed to Independence Day, which Belarus celebrates on July 3.

18.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates medical workers on their professional day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates medical workers on their professional day This day is celebrated once a year, but every minute people need help from doctors. Belarusian medical workers celebrate thei professional day on the 18th of June. Most od the specialists are at work on this day. Surgeons, GPs and paediatricians. There are 41,500 practicing doctors and nearly 126,000 nursing staff in Belarus today. They put patients back on their feet daily, and many of the patients get another chance to live.

16.06.2017

Belarusian surgeons do unique surgery for 13-year-old girl from Tbilisi
Belarusian surgeons do unique surgery for 13-year-old girl from Tbilisi Belarusian surgeons performed a unique transplantation operation for a 13-year-old patient from Georgia. A rare deadly heart disease was found in the resident of Tbilisi six years ago. Now the girl has a chance to live; her condition improves every day. This is not the first such surgery conducted by the Republican Scientific and Practical Center "Cardiology". Foreigners increasingly often come to Belarusian clinics.

14.06.2017

Changes planned in Belarus’ public health service
Changes planned in Belarus’ public health service The average lifespan of Belarusians is 74.5 years. Experts say that this figure has been reached thanks to the fact that Belarus’ health service is one of the most available in the world. Belarus is one of the not many countries where a doctor can visit you at your home. As a rule there are about 1,000 patients for one GP. Cardiovascular surgery, transpalntology and oncology have made a great step forward.

07.06.2017

New study reveals 60% of Belarusians are overweight
New study reveals 60% of Belarusians are overweight Belarusians suffer from increased blood pressure, but ignore therapy. The first results of a large-scale study conducted in Belarus during five months under the auspices of the EU, the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health were finally published. Almost 45% of respondents suffer from increased blood pressure. At the same time, knowing about the disease, not everyone takes the necessary measures: less than half of men and 65% of women.

06.06.2017

App measuring blood pressure to be presented in Belarus
App measuring blood pressure to be presented in Belarus Belarusians will soon use a smartphone instead of a hemo manometer: photos of the hand will be enough to measure blood pressure. Using a mobile device you will also be able to determine the quality of products in stores. For example, it is possible to find out which tomato is more mature simply looking at its image.

30.05.2017

From banal to unique operations: medical tourism in Belarus
From banal to unique surgeries: medical tourism in Belarus People come to Belarus to study and for medical treatment. The export of medical services grew by 20% in three months. Belarusian doctors treated 150,000 foreigners in 2016 and it summed up to 40 million dollars. This figure is growing. It was 4 million less in 2015.
Private travel agencies planning to cooperate with Minsk Regional Clinical Hospital
Private travel agencies planning to cooperate with Minsk Regional Clinical Hospital Acquaintance with the achievements of Belarusian medicine and the level of services will help attract to Belarus those tourists who combine holidays with treatment. The Minsk Regional Clinical Hospital is the center in which leading professionals are working. Modern diagnostic equipment and the latest treatment methods allow detecting diseases as early as possible. Special rehabilitation programs are selected for patients. Unique operations underscore the high level of development of Belarusian surgery and transplantology.

29.05.2017

Belarusian doctors master new epilepsy treatment method
Belarusian doctors master new epilepsy treatment method A breakthrough in neurosurgery: Belarusian doctors have mastered a new method of treating epilepsy. This operation is done only on those patients whose illness does not respond to treatment with drugs. Doctors install a special device to stimulate the vagus nerve, which allows reducing the number of attacks to a minimum. Belarusian neurosurgeons have already conducted two similar surgeries.

28.05.2017

Belarus, Russia scientists to cooperate in personalized medicine development
Belarus, Russia scientists to cooperate in personalized medicine development Scientists from Belarus and Russia will be cooperating in the sector of personalized medicine development. The main aim of this approach is to provide every patient with medicine that is appropriate for his organism. In such cases researches are carried out on molecular and genetic levels. Such kind of treatment is certainly more effective. Joint scientific developments have already been carried out. What is more, researchers have agreed on cooperating in the sector cellular technologies.

26.05.2017

School textbooks in Belarus to be revised
School textbooks in Belarus to be revised Tasks for Centralized Testing in Belarus will be fully consistent with school curriculum already in 2017, said Alexander Lukashenko. On May 26 the President visited school No61 in Minsk. Among those invited are 300 people, including the country's best students and teachers.

23.05.2017

Syrian children to visit Belarus for health improvement
Syrian children to visit Belarus for health improvement President Lukashenko gave directions to allocate funds for the Syrian children’s rest organization.   Summer camps Zubrenok and Rodnichok near Minsk are waiting for them in August. Little citizens of the Middle Eat country will not only improve their health. A recreation program will be organized for them. The children will get acquainted with Belarusian traditions and culture.

11.05.2017

Infant mortality rate in Belarus admirable, Rostov Region health minister says
Infant mortality rate in Belarus admirable, Rostov Region health minister says The delegation of the Rostov region on May 11 is visiting a number of Minsk enterprises. The guests are also interested in the experience of Belarus in the social sphere. Meeting with the staff of the Mother and Child Center, the guests noted the high level of medicine. It was decided to make contacts between Belarusian and Rostov Region specialists permanent.

03.05.2017

Belarusian scientists develop new method for treating rheumatoid arthritis
Belarusian scientists develop new method for treating rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a rather insidious inflammatory disease that causes joint pain and deformity. The disease usually develops after 30 and, according to statistics, women suffer from this disease three times more often than men. In the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, patients are traditionally prescribed special medications. Also, to overcome the ailment, physiotherapy methods are used, including magnetotherapy, cryotherapy, and electrotherapy. 

02.05.2017

How and where to should Belarus’ Science develop?
How and where to should Belarus’ Science develop? Intellectual profits. According to the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus, every ruble put into researches brings 100 rubles of profit. The intellectual elite of Belarus are discussing the tasks set by President Lukashenko. How and where to should Belarusian science develop? Alexander Muravsky could only dream about having such an experiment carried out. It seemed something near to impossible to create photooperated color. There was simply no necessary equipment then. Today it is a reality.

01.05.2017

Treatment of Chernobyl accident consequences in Belarus
Treatment of Chernobyl accident consequences in Belarus High levels of social standards have been introduced in the Belarusian lands affected by the Chernobyl accident, said Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko. Many residents of Ukraine use these standards too. First of all, medical help. The Republican Scientific and Practical Center for Radiation Medicine and Human Ecology, created some years ago in Gomel, I would even say recently, is popular among Russians from the border regions. Patients from many countries come here and be treated and share experience. Even the Japanese are turning to experience.
State Awards of Belarus given to prominent citizens
State Awards of Belarus given to prominent citizens There are a lot of energetic and talented people in Belarus. Their achievements are not left without attention. Last Friday, the awards found their heroes. President Lukashenko honored people who had distinguished themselves thanks to their labor and creative achievements in various fields. Our correspondent Alena Syrova introduces some of them. Each of the 37 persons invited the Palace of Independence to receive the State Awards had long ago proved professionalism and dedication to their favorite occupations.

30.04.2017

Extracorporal fertilization to be public funded in Belarus?
Extracorporal fertilization to be public funded in Belarus? Doctors will help women to become mothers using extracorporal fertilization for the cost of public funds. It is planned that amendments will be made to the law on assisted reproductive technology. The final decision hasn’t been made yet, but new approaches are already being discussed by specialists.

24.04.2017

Future development of electronic healthcare in Belarus
Future development of electronic healthcare in Belarus Words prefixed with electro- are used by Belarusians more and more often today. Electronic pupils’ mark books, electronic queue in hospitals, electronic recipes prescribed by doctors... The other day, the Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus promised to provide all ambulance doctors with portable tablets that allow learning a patient’s medical history on the way to this person.

21.04.2017

Belarusian scientists develop new antitumor drugs
Belarusian scientists develop new antitumor drugs According to statistics, fight against oncological disease is given special attention in Belarus. One of the directions is development of original antitumor drugs. Belarusian scientists achieved impressive results in this area.

13.04.2017

Michel Sidibé: Belarus has achieved significant results in HIV prevention
Michel Sidibé: Belarus has achieved significant results in HIV prevention Belarus has achieved significant results in the fight against HIV and is ready to share experience with other countries. The subject was discussed at the meeting between Alexander Lukashenko and the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé.

12.04.2017

Air medical service to be established in Belarus
Air medical service to be established in Belarus Time is a valuable and important, and at times an irreplaceable resource. Especially when it concerns the life of a person. So many people could have been saved during World War I, but help simply didn’t come to them. The problem was solved by establishing air medical service. Different types of planes and helicopters were designed, medical aid brigades were formed. The tasks were clear but at the same time they were difficult: emergency aid had to be rendered in bad transport conditions and patients had to be taken to hospital as quickly as possible.

07.04.2017

Belarusian doctors successfully master new technique of heart surgery for kids
Belarusian doctors successfully master new technique of heart surgery for kids Belarusian doctors have successfully mastered a new technique of heart surgery for kids. The novelty is in using allopericardium – a donor’s biological material in cryopreserved condition.  Simply put, it’s a frozen heart tissue. This method is unique and it hasn’t been described in scientific literature earlier. Thanks to this method 20 Belarusians have already received medical treatment. The youngest patient is one year old. The technique can be used for surgical treatment of all types of congenital heart defects.

05.04.2017

Belarus President decides on State Awards of Belarus for 2016
Belarus President decides on State Awards of Belarus for 2016 The State Awards found their heroes - the most outstanding people of Belarus. The corresponding decree was signed by the head of state. Among those honored with the prestigious award are famous doctors, scientists, and artists who have become famous not only in Belarus but also far beyond. In the field of medicine, the state prize was awarded to the legendary transplantologists Oleg Rummo and Yuri Ostrovsky.

03.04.2017

Valery Malashko: E-health system is key to healthcare modernization in Belarus
Valery Malashko: E-health system is key to healthcare modernization in Belarus Belarusian parliamentarians opened a new legislative season April 3. They plan to review about 30 bills during the spring session. Among them are questions of patents for inventions, a new draft law on the development of competition, laws on drinking water supply, consumer protection and social services. Innovations in Belarus' health care system have become one of the most discussed topics at the Oval Hall. It is projected that by 2022 hospitals and clinics in Belarus will work according to new standards.

27.03.2017

Genetics in Belarus: progress in medicine and agriculture
Genetics in Belarus: progress in medicine and agriculture Belarusian genetic scientists are capturing new areas of research. The developments of the National Centre for Genomic Biotechnology are successfully used in the agricultural sector. For instance, animal DNA passports were created, and the center is actively working in the medical and sports genetics sectors. Besides all that, Belarusian scientists are capturing another interesting area. They will soon be conducting genetic tests on a person’s stress tolerance.

21.03.2017

Valery Malashko: Home delivery must be discussed and parents' emotions considered
Valery Malashko: Home delivery must be discussed and parents' emotions considered Legalization of home delivery isn’t planned in Belarus. It was stated by Valery Malashko, Belarus’ Healthcare Minister on March 21, 2017 when commenting on the tragedy which happened the day before in Vitebsk.
Belarus' Healthcare Minister comments on tradegy in Vitebsk
Belarus' Healthcare Minister comments on tradegy in Vitebsk Legalization of home delivery isn’t planned in Belarus. It was stated by Valery Malashko, Belarus’ Healthcare Minister on March 21, 2017 when commenting on the tragedy which happened the day before in Vitebsk. Belarusian medicine is capable of caring for the life of a mother and a child and rendering qualified medical assistance. It is proved by the developments, which were presented at the Healthcare of Belarus Exposition 2017.
Belarus developing new drug against liver and kidney cancer
Belarus developing new drug against liver and kidney cancer Belarus is developing a new drug for the treatment of liver and kidney cancer, said Belarusian scientists in Minsk March 21. Today, these diseases are difficult to treat, and surgery does not always produce results. Therefore, doctors decided to develop a new drug. In parallel, Belarusian doctors are working to replace expensive imported drugs, which sometimes reaches tens of thousands of dollars, with their own analogs. Generics are especially useful today in the fight against cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

19.03.2017

First 3D heart surgeries performed in Belarus
First 3D heart surgeries performed in Belarus A 3D heart model was successfully used in a unique surgery in Belarus. The organ, made with a scale of 1:1 allows studying all the nuances of the patient's heart structure before the surgery. The usage of 3D models has every chance to become a regular practice in Belarus, especially in the field of pediatric cardiosurgery.

18.03.2017

Belarusian scientists develop unique equipment to combat oncology
Belarusian scientists develop unique equipment to combat oncology More than ten million people get cancer each year, according to statistics. Great importance is given to treatment for people with cancer in Belarus.

13.03.2017

New child health service center opens in Minsk
New child health service center opens in Minsk  A new child health service center with a salt therapy room, four swimming pools and new medical equipment was opened in Minsk microdistrict of Brilevichi. As many as 14,000 little patients are planned to be treated here. The new health service center is scaled to have as many as 350 appointments in one working shift. Literally, the modern building was built in a four year period. There are two pediatric departments, a dental department, a diagnostic laboratory, a hall for therapeutic exercises and a phyto bar.

01.03.2017

State awards for scientific works in Belarus should not be formal, President says The state awards for scientific works should not be formal, said February 28 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when visiting the centre of organ and tissue transplantation. The centre was recommended for the award of the State Prize for 2016. Among the candidates are 20 works. Most related to science and technology: the a bank of plants' genetic resources, machinery for the timber industry and even scientific historical works.

28.02.2017

Belarusian scientists model HIV treatment compounds
Belarusian scientists model HIV treatment compounds The principal researcher of the Belarusian Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Alexander Andrianov announced that with the help of a computer, Belarusian scientists modeled chemical compounds which will be promising in the development of the HIV drug. The project manager mentioned that the compounds passed a computer pretest. The United Institute of Informatics Problems of Belarus used supercomputers during the test. Today more than 20 different medicines are used to cure HIV. However, the virus mutates and the drugs become less effective.
Belarus among top 20 developed transplantology countries
Belarus among top 20 developed transplantology countries Belarus has world standards in transplantology. Our country is among the 20 most developed countries in this field of medicine.  Belarusian doctors every year do more than 400 transplants of liver, kidney, lung, pancreas and heart, as well as undertake complex organ transplantation.  In particular, Belarus is in the top five in Europe in the field of kidney transplants.  In less than 10 years, Belarus has managed to master all the techniques from this field of surgery and develop own unique methods.

22.02.2017

Diagnosing cancer by taking a photo
Diagnosing cancer by taking a photo A beauty spot is a unique drawing on a human body. They can be of different colours and bizarre designs, many of them appear from the moment of birth and stay on your body for your entire life. But not all beauty spots are harmless. Could we possibly imagine 10 years ago, that just one photo of a beauty spot would be enough to detect melanoma? Belarusian scientists have invented a unique system which makes it possible to make a diagnosis in no time.

02.02.2017

First Belarusian-American oncology conference due in Minsk in April 2017
First Belarusian-American oncology conference due in Minsk in April 2017 A care home for patients and their relatives will be constructed in the Centre of Oncology in Borovlyany near Minsk. This is a good and convenient alternative to a hospital ward. For a small fee here you can undergo outpatient examination, which is much cheaper than inpatient treatment. However, every year patients from 25 countries come to the center. The construction of the boarding house will greatly expand the possibilities of the center in the field of medical tourism, thus attracting more foreign patients.

31.01.2017

Belarus increases fines for improper advertising of medicinal products
Belarus to increase fines for improper advertising of medicinal products Belarus plans to increase fines for the improper advertising of medicines. Penalties for legal entities will be up to 200 basic units, for entrepreneurs up to 100, but the individual may pay from 10 to 50 base units. As noted by the Ministry of Commerce, more than half of all improper advertisements are placed on the Internet. In 2016 Belarus limited access to two websites which advertised products with allegedly healing properties and two websites selling fake sick leaves.

29.01.2017

Valery Malashko appointed Belarus' Healthcare Minister
Valery Malashko appointed Belarus' Healthcare Minister Alexander Lukashenko has appointed Valery Malashko as the Minister of Health. The head of state noted that not long ago Valery Malashko was appointed the Labor and Social Security Minister. The President noted that there were a lot of candidates for the post of the Minister of Health.  Nevertheless, he had made this decision given the high authority of Valery Malashko.

26.01.2017

Full-fledged e-government to be set up in Belarus
Full-fledged e-government to be set up in Belarus The mechanism of e-government still needs to be improved in Belarus. The Council of Ministers discussed the prospects concerning the development of digital economy and the information society. Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov drew attention to the insufficient use of modern technologies by experts in different fields. The volume of the mails transmitted in digital form is less than half the total number of documents now. In regions outside of Minsk, this figure is even less than 30%.
Healthcare Ministry of Belarus to strengthen drug quality control
Healthcare Ministry of Belarus to strengthen drug quality control At the annual sum-up meeting, Belarusian medics received a task from the Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus to reduce deaths from diseases of the cardiovascular system. Vasily Zharko pointed out that according to statistics 54% of the deaths are caused by heart diseases. In the future it’s necessary to carry out a maintenance inspection of literally every Belarusian. Also, the Vice-Premier pointed out that medical science is actively developing today.Vasily Zharko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus:

13.01.2017

HIV medications to produce in Belarus
Belarus, India to produce medicines against HIV in Skidel A plant near Grodno will manufacture drugs for the treatment of HIV infection. The first stone was laid in the foundation of the new pharmaceutical plant on January, 12. The amount of investment in Belarusian-Indian project will be about $3 million. It is expected that three joint pharmaceutical plants will be opened in Belarus.

11.01.2017

Health care facilities provide information on temporary disability of citizens to tax authorities
Health care facilities to provide information on temporary disability of citizens to tax authorities Health care facilities of Belarus will provide tax authorities with information on temporary disability of citizens. This applies to people who didn’t work in 2016, because they were under medical treatment, as well as women who were followed up by a doctor during pregnancy and after childbirth. On demand, patients can receive an extract from the medical record. This information can be also available to tax authorities, but only upon a written consent of a citizen.
Alexander Sitnikov
New technologies in Belarus' traumatology Belarus, as the whole of Europe, has experienced arctic weather. Unfortunately, there injuries and frostbites affected Belarusians too. How much work did doctors have these days? The guest of the program is Alexander Sitnikov, Ph.D., candidate of science, the head of the Laboratory of Traumatology for adulthood of the Republican Scientific Practical Center for Traumatology and Orthopedics. Do you have any information about the number of victims in those January days?

02.01.2017

Gomel clinics start issuing e-prescriptions
Gomel clinics start issuing e-prescriptions Five clinics in Gomel will now issue electronic prescriptions to all patients. A switch to the new system required not only the technical work, but also training. Upon giving a prescription the doctor will enter the data into a computer database.

30.12.2016

Smoking to be banned in Belarusian eateries in 2017
Smoking to be banned in Belarusian eateries in 2017 It will be banned to smoke in Belarusian eateries in 2017. This will not affect only designated areas. Thus there will be no more rooms for smokers and non-smokers in Belarusian eateries as it was before. Owners of public catering establishments will be required to equip areas for tobacco lovers. In addition, restaurateurs will be offered to determine the dress code for their clients. It is expected that this measure will also be introduced in 2017.

29.12.2016

President Lukashenko appoints new deputy prime minister
President Lukashenko appoints new deputy prime minister Alexander Lukashenko on December 29 made a number of personnel decisions. Vasily Zharko was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus. Introducing the candidate, the head of the Presidential Administration Natalia Kochanova noted that Mr Zarko has proved a competent and proactive leader in all areas of professional activity. He has been heading the health system of Belarus for more than 10 years. During this time, the industry carried out reforms that brought Belarusian medicine to the world level.

16.12.2016

Belarusian cardiology at European level: Minsk hosting VII Cardiology Congress
Belarusian cardiology at European level: Minsk hosting VII Cardiology Congress Minsk is hosting a forum of cardiologists. Taking part in it are Belarusian doctors and those who came to Belarus from abroad. This is the 7th such meeting. These days, experts share their experience and discuss topical problems of diagnostics, treatment and prevention of circulatory system diseases. Cardiologists demonstrate developments in the field of information technology and medicines - everything to treat and overcome one of the most common ailments of our time.

07.12.2016

Polish Senate Marshal visits Republican Center for Pediatric Oncology in Borovlyany
Polish Senate Marshal visits Republican Center for Pediatric Oncology in Borovlyany Belarus and Poland intend to develop cooperation in the field of public health, said December 6 the Marshal of the Polish Senate during his visit to the National Center for Pediatric Oncology in Borovlyany. There Stanisław Karczewski got acquainted with the work of the medical staff and offices and also visited young patients. For them the Polish delegation prepared gifts.

05.12.2016

Folk medicine: How Belarusians treat illnesses in alternative ways
Folk medicine: How Belarusians treat illnesses in alternative ways A sound mind in a sound body. In the wintertime, it is very important to stay healthy. What to do in order to not get sick? Different people choose to stay healthy by different means, using both traditional and alternative medicine. Ilona Volynets has more. It is -3°С, but Vladimir is swimming as if it were not an ice-hole, but a warm sea. He has been practicing it every day for over 15 years.

30.11.2016

Belarusian Red Cross celebrates 95th anniversary
Belarusian Red Cross turns 95 More than half a million people in 2016 received assistance from the Belarusian Red Cross. This society celebrates its 95th anniversary these days. The movement brings together about 20,000 volunteers across Belarus. Their main task is to provide first aid in emergency situations as well as social, medical and psychological support to vulnerable citizens. For example, the Sisters of Charity Service provides services to more than one million each year - this is mainly help to people with serious illnesses at home or in special facilities.

24.11.2016

All eateries in Belarus may become tobacco-free
All eateries in Belarus may become tobacco-free All eateries in Belarus may become tobacco-free. More than 50% of Belarusians support the idea and are willing to bring it to public discussion. It is no that difficult to refuse from the addiction in the XXI century: it's enough to apply to a clinic. Doctors have developed a set of programs to help you quit smoking. However, almost 30% of Belarusians are tobacco-addicted.

22.11.2016

UN project Inclusive Belarus launched in Grodno
UN project Inclusive Belarus launched in Grodno Include special people in the life of the whole society is the main purpose of the UN project "Inclusive Belarus", which was launched in Grodno. Exhibitions dedicated to people with disabilities, campaigns against gender inequality, training against domestic violence will be held during the project. With the help of illustrative examples, the organizers hope to draw the attention of Belarusians to these problems. The visually impaired from Grodno offered guests play table tennis with them (with eyes closed).

16.11.2016

The surgeons at work
First heart-lung transplantation in Belarus: patient's state & doctors' commentary Belarusian surgeons have carried out the first heart-lung transplant surgery in Belarus. The life of a 32-year-old patient has been saved; he is already on the recovery. The young man with a heart failure and lung damage had been on a waiting list since March. Surgeons carried out the needed surgery at the first opportunity. The surgery took 9 hours of nonstop work.

11.11.2016

Belarusian surgeons perform unique operation to restore pregnant woman’s heart rate
Belarusian surgeons perform unique operation to restore pregnant woman’s heart rate Two hearts beat in one rhythm. Belarusian doctors performed a unique surgery. Early, in such cases, the possibility of becoming a mother is equal to zero. The pregnancy was terminated, if a woman had an arrhythmia or tachycardia. That’s what is called progress. Electrodes are getting through a patient’s veins to her heart. They make the heart rate normal. Thus, there is no threat either to the mother or to the child.

09.11.2016

Belarusian 3D printers to feature at Fair of Ideas
Belarusian 3D printers to feature at Fair of Ideas The Fair of Ideas is a project that is an additional chance to talk about yourself and your developments. The organizers of the Fair of Innovative Ideas have extended application deadlines. Everyone can present their projects. Participation in the prestigious event is free.
Belarus President signs decree on moving, storage and sale of alcoholic beverages by physical persons
Belarus President signs decree on moving, storage and sale of alcoholic beverages by individuals The President of Belarus signed the decree "On moving, storage and sale of alcoholic beverages by individuals," on November 8. The document abolishes the limit on the amount of alcohol that one individual can keep at home. There remains the maximum limit on the amount of alcohol that can be moved around the country. For this violation, one can face administrative responsibility - a fine of up to 100 basic units (one basic unit is BYN21).

07.11.2016

Vegetarians and meat eaters: who has it better?
Vegetarians and meat eaters: who has it better? Historically, Belarusians eat meat and potatoes a lot. However, vegetarian diet is growing in popularity these days. Who lives more and who has it better? Anastasia Benedisyuk has the story. The Adamovich family has a farmstead and cannot imagine their lives without meat. Even three-year-old Dasha loves it. They eat meat of all kinds every day: pork, beef, and chicken. Yulia Adamovich, Rzhavka agrotown resident:In my opinion, all men are supposed to eat meat.

04.11.2016

Mogilev clinic gets grants from Japan for new medical equipment
Mogilev clinic gets grants from Japan for new medical equipment Olga is familiar with this portable equipment, as the doctors had recently found she had problems with her thyroid gland. Now it is time for re-examination after medical treatment. Olga Kovaleva, Veino agrotown resident, Mogilev Region:I would not get to the clinic in time for the ultrasound, so this new device was very handy. The doctors healed me up and now I am in good health. The best part about this device is portability.
Better availability of drugs against HIV and TB: Minsk agreement
Better availability of drugs against HIV and TB: Minsk agreement Drugs against the spread of HIV and TB will be available in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. On November 3, representatives of health ministries from more than 10 states signed the so-called "Minsk statement." It relates to preparations to ensure basic necessities, as well as reduction in their cost. By the way, Belarus has mastered the production of 9 out of the 11 known anti-TB drugs. Luiz Loures, Assistant UN Secretary-General, Deputy Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

03.11.2016

Belarusian programmer creates prosthetic hand for his dad
Belarusian programmer creates prosthetic hand for his dad A cup of tea in the morning shared with your son guarantees good mood for the whole day. 20 years ago Sergey could not think he would be able to hold a cup of tea, as he had to do everything with just one hand. But his son did something impossible. Oleg Galtsev, inventor:I saw a news report and found out they make bionic hands in Germany, but that was extremely expensive; an alternative did not exist in Belarus.

02.11.2016

Belarusian State Medical University celebrates 95th Anniversary
Belarusian State Medical University celebrates 95th Anniversary For 95 years, the Belarusian State Medical University has been Hippocrates’ children, and it celebrates its anniversary on November 1. This holiday is a holiday for all Belarusian doctors that studied here. The President of Belarus congratulated the staff of the Belarusian State Medical University. Throughout these years, the university earned a status of a respectable center of medical education and science.
Birth rate exceeds mortality in Belarus for first time in 20 years
Birth rate exceeds mortality in Belarus for first time in 20 years State awards were presented on November 1 to the deserved people of Belarus for the many years of fruitful work and high professionalism. On behalf of the head of state the Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov presented the awards. The ceremony was held in the Palace of the Republic. The list of awardees includes 94 people: farmers, construction workers, employees of tax authorities as well as people of art and science. It should be noted that medics were the largest category of workers awarded.

31.10.2016

Afterlife: organ donation and transplantation in Belarus
Afterlife: organ donation and transplantation in Belarus Nowadays organ transplantation is a routine practice in Belarus. Meanwhile, the whole world is anticipating: will an Italian surgeon be able to transplant a man’s head? I don’t know what the Church thinks, but God was a practicing surgeon, too – remember Adam and Eve. Can a donor’s heart change the  life and the worldview of a recipient? Oleg Vysochinsky, Republican Scientific and Practical center “Cardiology” patient (Krivoy Rog, Ukraine)What am I waiting for? I am waiting for a new heart.

28.10.2016

Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine to appear in Minsk region
Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine to appear in Minsk region The Minsk region and the Chinese province Zhejiang agreed to build the Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Minsk region. In accordance with the agreement, the Belarusian party and the Chinese party have particular obligations. Thus, the Department of Health of the Minsk Regional Executive Committee will provide the Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine with rooms and necessary equipment. The Chinese party will send its specialists to treat Belarusians and to teach Belarusian doctors.

26.10.2016

Belarus to produce unique protein from transgenic goats' milk
Belarus to produce unique protein from transgenic goats' milk The Academy of Sciences of Belarus on October 26 opened a laboratory for extraction and purification of human lactoferrin from the milk of transgenic goats. The new site will appear in the Institute of Microbiology. Within the framework of a Belarus-Russia Union State program, Belarusian and Russian scientists have for the first time in the world created unique herds of animals. Having introduced a human protein gene into the DNA of goats the scientists got a herd of goats whose milk has more lactoferrin than in women's milk.

24.10.2016

Belarusian government guarantees quality of pharmaceutical products
Belarusian government guarantees quality of pharmaceutical products Belarusian medicines became the topic of the talk show What’s Going On. Does promotion of domestic medicines have economic character? Is it focused on health, wallet, or commercial competition?
Representative of Belarus’ Ministry of Health on imported medication
Representative of Belarus’ Ministry of Health on imported medication Belarusian medicines became the topic of the talk show What’s Going On.
Why Belarusian medicines need more advertising?
Why Belarusian medicines need more advertising? Belarusian medicines became the topic of the talk show What’s Going On. Dmitry Shevtsov, deputy of the House of Representatives of Belarus, head of Belarusian Doctors' Association: Foreign companies spend a lot of money on advertising, which is very good. Foreign companies spend huge resource to promote a pharmaceutical product and to make doctors aware of its existence. There are a lot of conferences and seminars, where doctors could learn about medicines.

21.10.2016

First laparoscopic liver surgery in Belarus
First laparoscopic liver surgery in Belarus Doctors from Vitebsk together with military surgeons from Saint Petersburg conducted a unique surgery. It’s the first time the laparoscopic surgery on liver has been performed in Belarus. The performed the surgery on the patient with cirrhosis for 4 hours. Earlier, a patient with the same diagnosis was advised to do an abdominal surgery. Laparoscopy is a minimal invasive surgery, almost without any cuts, which means that a patient has less risk to suffer from blood loss and the risk of complications after surgery reduces.

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