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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.

20.10.2016

Is flu vaccination necessary and will there be epidemic: Interview with Belarusian First Deputy Minister of Health
Is flu vaccination necessary and will there be epidemic: Interview with Belarusian First Deputy Minister of Health Among the threats, there are various illnesses. Sometimes it is possible to do a vaccination to protect yourself from illnesses. Sometimes it is just enough to lead a healthy way of life. We are responsible for our health. However, a healthcare system exists in Belarus, and there are a lot of questions addressed to it. Dmitry Pinevich, First Deputy Minister of Health has answered some question of the program Picture of the World on the CTV Channel.

18.10.2016

Safety on streets and at home: Are Belarusians prepared for emergencies?
Safety on streets and at home: Are Belarusians prepared for emergencies? The world has become more dangerous, or it seems like it due to mass media. We listen to the information presented by mass media on radio in our cars, we keep up with latest news with the help of computers and smartphones. All this banners, screens, sometimes a neighbor or a friend share a piece of news or two. Usually this news is really disturbing. Even without a maniac with a saw, we hear a lot of scary news about terrorist attacks, missing planes, about floods, earthquakes, and fires that destroy cities and towns. The list is endless.

14.10.2016

Mother's Day celebrated in Belarus
Belarus celebrating Mother's Day October 14 Belarus is celebrating Mother's Day. This holiday has a more than 20 years of history in Belarus and has its own traditions. Usually on this day, Belarusians congratulate their mothers and do not skimp on good words and deeds in honor of those who gives life. Belarus is one of the few countries of the former Soviet Union where the Order of Mother is presented. It is given to moms who gave birth to and raised five or more children. There are about 8,000 of such women in Belarus.

12.10.2016

Oleg Rummo about his choice of profession, Belarusian surgery and love of Belarus
Oleg Rummo about his choice of profession, Belarusian surgery and love of Belarus Oleg Rummo is a first Belarusian surgeon who performed a liver transplantation. Thus, he take the Belarusian medicine to the next level. Oleg Rummo, director of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Organ and Tissue Transplantation:I lived in a small town, and I spent a lot of time at the hospital where my mother was working. I didn’t have any extraordinary wishes to become an astronaut or a pilot, so when the time to chose a profession came I decide to enter the Minsk State Medical Institute.
Women do abortions because they are uneducated in sexual sphere, says Belarusian MP and doctor
Women do abortions because they are uneducated in sexual sphere, says Belarusian MP and doctor Should abortion be banned? It is the topic of the talk show What’s Going On on October 9. Egor Khrustalev, host of the program: As a new elected MP, have you received any instructions or have you had any talks related to the revision of the law?

11.10.2016

30% of Belarusian women do not inform men about abortion decision
30% of Belarusian women do not inform men about abortion decision Should Belarus prohibit abortion? This was the topic of the talk show What's Going On? on the RTR-Belarus on 9 October. Larisa Martynova, board member of the NGO Family and Maternity Support Center "Matulia", psychologist: We are psychologists who give pre-abortion consultations. We represent a volunteer organization which, together with health care institutions, shall amend the law. And we have experience of talks with women. In particular, the situation is associated with men.

10.10.2016

Hearing diagnosis in newborn: New technologies in Belarus' maternity hospitals
Hearing diagnosis in infants: New technologies in Belarus' maternity hospitals Belarussian maternity hospitals have successfully implemented a technology allowing checking newborns' hearing. This diagnosis can be made on the third-fifth day of life. Thus one can early find out pathology in children. About 500 kids are born in this maternity hospital monthly. All of them undergo audiological screening. Pathology is detected in only one percent of kids, but this is more valuable than gold for the parents. Most often, hearing loss requires instant intervention.

27.09.2016

Nordic walking: New healthy trend among Belarusians
Nordic walking: New healthy trend among Belarusians Sport, frankly, is not very good for health. Professional sport. Other thing is sports lifestyle. And even in a sports way of life, not everyone is recommended running and especially weightlifting. Scientists have found that the most useful and accessible kind of activity is walking. Our correspondent Anastasia Benedisyuk and the characters of our next story prove this. Inessa Zgirovskaya:My name is Inessa Zgirovskaya, 67, but the biological age is 47.

26.09.2016

International laser technology forum to start in Minsk on September 26
International laser technology forum to start in Minsk on September 26 A prestigious international laser technology forum will start in Minsk on 26 September. It will bring together leading scientists from Belarus and abroad. Representatives of 15 countries will show their developments and achievements. The conference participants will discuss the latest advances in various fields: laser physics, quantum and atomic optics. They will discuss the practical application of light-emitting diodes and laser technologies in economy, science, ecology and medicine.

23.09.2016

Belarus to create active longevity center
Belarus to create active longevity center Belarus' main demographic threats are high male mortality, obesity and lack of motivation of many citizens to lead healthy lifestyle. A meeting was held in Minsk to discuss how to save the health of the population and ensure demographic security. Today in Belarus, men's life expectancy is shorter than that of women, while the mortality rate is almost four times higher compared with the EU's average.

01.09.2016

Treatment with bees' biomagnetic field: unusual "bee house" appears in Grodno
Treatment with bees' biomagnetic field in Belarus: unusual 'bee house' appears in Grodno In any case, doctors agree on one thing: you should first of all think well and then go to the pharmacy. The design of the hives resembles a village bathhouse. Made from a frame, it has two benches and a table inside. Its function is the same - healing relaxation. The healing substance is the biomagnetic field of bees. Six hives are installed under sunbeds. Above them is netting with wooden planks - so the bees will not disturb the visitor with personal contact. They will give you pleasant buzz and slight vibration of the bench.

24.08.2016

Sergei Shchurko: Domracheva did not take doping
Sergei Shchurko: I am sure Domracheva did not take doping The Olympic Games in Rio has completed. What will it be remembered for and what is happening in world and Belarusian sport? This was the topic of discussion on August 21 in the talk show What's Going On? on the TV channel RTR-Belarus. Egor Khrustalyov: Colleagues-journalists, we can say that such a thing as absolutely pure sport is very, very debatable, because what to do with some vitamins, hypnosis, psychological support? Where is the line, where this point where pure sport begins?

23.08.2016

New Belarusian-Indian pharmaceutical plant to appear in Belarus
New Belarusian-Indian pharmaceutical plant to appear in Belarus A new pharmaceutical plant will appear in Belarus. Today in Minsk, a capsule at the site of future production facility was laid. The investment project will be implemented with the participation of Indian partners.

03.08.2016

Nearly 2.5 million Belarusians suffer from cardiovascular diseases
Nearly 2.5 million Belarusians suffer from cardiovascular diseases Nearly 2.5 million Belarusians today suffer from cardiovascular diseases. This is more than 25% of the total population. Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death not only in Belarus. This trend is observed worldwide. Every year, these illnesses kill more than 17 million people. In this regard, the country's acute problem of prevention of cardiovascular disease.

29.07.2016

Belarus President wants well-thought-out anti-smoking measures
Belarus President wants well-thought-out anti-smoking measures The Belarus President urges new approaches in the fight against smoking. The head of state paid attention to this at the meeting aiming to deal with the trafficking and consumption of tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Last year, Belarus' tobacco production fell by 16%. Belarus is conducting policy aiming to reduce tobacco consumption. A number of regulatory legal acts are in force to help resolve the problem. Among them is the Decree of the President on this topic adopted back in 2002. These days, there are proposals to correct it.

28.07.2016

How to deal with smoking: draft decree of Belarus President
How to deal with smoking: draft decree of Belarus President The Belarus President urges new approaches in the fight against smoking. The head of state paid attention to this at the meeting aiming to deal with the trafficking and consumption of tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Last year, Belarus' tobacco production fell by 16%. Belarus is conducting policy aiming to reduce tobacco consumption. A number of regulatory legal acts are in force to help resolve the problem. Among them is the Decree of the President on this topic adopted back in 2002. These days, there are proposals to correct it.

14.07.2016

Belarusian doctors hope to treat cancer with bio-cellular technology
Belarusian doctors hope to treat cancer with bio-cellular technology Belarusian doctors have performed a unique surgery. This fact was announced just today, exactly when it became clear that a human life is saved. Lung cancer of the last stage - such was the diagnosis for this patient four months ago. Now he is doing better and better each day. The man underwent four surgeries. The main achievement is that doctors managed to put prosthesis in the man's trachea. Doctors used a donor organ and cleared it.

06.07.2016

Belarusian GPs now using webcams to get colleagues' special advice
Belarusian GPs now using webcams to get specialists' advice Interactive medicine goes to remote corners of Belarus. Consultations with the help of video and the Internet, of course, will not replace traditional approaches but in some cases, they are able to significantly accelerate work.  Patient Lyudmila Nazarova has a complex situation and came to her doctor, GP: against the background of diabetes mellitus, an ulcer formed on her leg. Here, one cannot do without the advice of a specialist in this field. The local doctor calls her colleague using a computer and a webcam.

29.06.2016

Belarus resumes use of Priorix despite one vaccinee's death
Belarus resumes Priorix vaccines despite one vaccinee's death Belarus has resumed the use of Priorix vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella. It has been used since 2014 and its purchases are pre-planned. The Belgian vaccine passed quality control in June 2016 and meets all requirements according to test results. In May, immediately after vaccination, a six-year girl died on her mother's hands in a Grodno clinic. Doctors fought for the life of the child about 40 minutes but in vain.

28.06.2016

Medicines in Belarus to become cheaper - Presidential decree
Medicines in Belarus to become cheaper - Presidential decree Medicines in Belarus will become cheaper. The Belarus President signed a decree that changed the maximum wholesale and retail markups when forming prices. Instead of USD, the base amount will be applied. This will reduce the cost of medicines by more than 2% on average. This measure will increase sales of Belarusian health care products, preserving the break-even operation of pharmacies.

23.06.2016

Dmitry Shevtsov on treatment through Internet
Dmitry Shevtsov on treatment through Internet We have another guest prior to the second day of the All-Belarusian People's Assembly - Dmitry Shevtsov, deputy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly. Dmitry, good morning!  Yesterday, a lot has been said and on your field - health care. What thoughts do you have on the second day of the event?

21.06.2016

Oleg Rummo: Young medical staff in Belarus is promising
Oleg Rummo: Young medical staff in Belarus is promising The All-Belarusian People's Assembly will start in Minsk tomorrow on June 22. Minsk will be represented by 400 delegates at this forum. They are representatives of different walks of life: teachers, doctors, members, managers, security officers and scientists.
Belarus joins International Yoga Day
Belarus joins International Yoga Day Sanskrit lessons, mehendi and complex asanas. International Yoga Day is being celebrated in the world on June 21.  Belarus has joined the day for the second time in its history. This day brings together fans of a healthy lifestyle throughout the world. Yoga is known for gaining physical activity, ability to improve people's immunity and plasticity. Meanwhile, this is a philosophy and sport. Yoga is growing in popularity in Belarus, with events and master classes held in city parks regularly, not only during holidays.

16.06.2016

50 buckets of blood per day: Transfusion development in Belarus
50 buckets of blood per day: Transfusion development in Belarus If Alexander Pushkin lived in our days, he would survive the loss of blood after his lost duel. At the site of the duel he lost a total of about two liters of the vital fluid. In 1837, people only experimented with blood transfusion and there was a century before blood groups and rhesus factor were discovered. Today, blood transfusion is a common practice. Belarus uses 50 buckets of blood every day, while the country's year's supply is about 200,000 liters. 
Belarusian doctors transplant parathyroid cells from living donor
Belarusian doctors transplant parathyroid cells from living donor Belarusian doctors have conducted a unique surgery. For the first time in the world, a group of Belarusian scientists has transplanted parathyroid cells from a living donor into patients.  This sensation has shocked the international community. This is the first such surgery in the world's history.
Minsk health centers to switch to electronic prescription system
Minsk health centers to switch to electronic prescription system Until the end of 2016, all Minsk's clinics are planning to switch to a system of electronic prescription.  This practice has been introduced in 15 health care institutions in Minsk. With this system, it will be possible to take into account the number of patients' visits to clinics and hospitals. At the same time, paper prescriptions will not be abandoned completely, but their number will be reduced significantly. In 2015, almost 50 sets of electronic queue systems were installed in Minsk's clinics. In 2016, about 50 more will be installed.

15.06.2016

New children's hospice opens in Minsk region
New children's hospice opens in Minsk region Passion, 1.5 years of hard work and tens of sincere thankful smiles. A building of the Belarusian Children's Hospice was opened in the Minsk region. It has all modern medical equipment, clean and comfortable rooms, additional space for rehabilitation department. This was all made possible thanks to donations of caring people and charitable organizations. The hospice at different times takes care about 150-250 children on average. All in all, about 3,000 Belarusians children suffer from incurable diseases these days.
Natalia Kochanova: Belarus has made a new step in cancer treatment
Natalia Kochanova: Belarus has made a new step in cancer treatment Cancer treatment in Belarus has reached a new level, say international experts who gathered in Minsk today. The Belarusian capital is hosting the 9th congress of oncologists and radiologists of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eurasia. It will last 2 days. It is expected that by the end of the forum, the physicians will identify new methods of early diagnosis and effective treatment. Belarus uses a new generation of drugs to fight oncology. About 60% of drugs used to this end are produced in Belarus.
Affordability and modern equipment praised in Belarusian medicine
Affordability and modern equipment praised in Belarusian medicine From early diagnosis to effective treatment. New approaches in the fight against cancer are being discussed at this moment in Minsk by leading specialists from Belarus, the countries of near and far abroad.   The Belarusian capital is hosting the 9th congress of oncologists and radiologists of CIS and Eurasia. President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to the forum participants.

14.06.2016

Speleotherapy in Vileika: College students build salt cave
Speleotherapy in Vileika: College students build salt cave Students of Vileika State College can now improve health while receiving future profession. Future plumbers and electricians combine studies with pleasure in their own hand-built salt cave. Students and teachers with breathing problems can now deal with their illnesses no only in hospitals but also at work. The experimenters can be proud of the results of their work. This is a unique room in the Minsk region.
Belarus to create single information space of blood service
Belarus to create single information space of blood service Belarus will create a single information space of the blood service. According to doctors, it will allow efficiently managing blood inventories. Now, information systems are linked to a specific region, while the innovation will establish allow for exchanging of data electronically. On 14 June there is World Blood Donor Day, so the topic is very pressing. You are also welcome to donate your blood. In 2015, more than 91,000 donors donated over 220 tons of blood. This is the highest figure in the history of Belarus.

08.06.2016

Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions: Day 1 summary
3rd Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions: Day 1 summary Minsk continues to host the 3rd Forum of Belarusian and Russian Regions on June 8, which is the second day of the event.  It is expected that the presidents of Belarus and Russia will partake in the forum.

02.06.2016

Girl from Belarus' Grodno dies after Belgian vaccine
Girl from Belarus' Grodno dies after Belgian vaccine Shocking news came from Grodno June 1. Investigators are trying to find out the reasons for the death of the 6-year-old girl. She died in a clinic on her mother's arms after vaccination. The child's condition deteriorated soon after she was given a vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella. Medical assistance was provided but the girl could not be saved. All vaccines and syringes were confiscated from the medical center. The Minister of Health set up a departmental committee, which is working on site and is finding out the circumstances of the incident. 

31.05.2016

What places in Minsk will become smoke free?
What places in Minsk will become smoke free? Belarusian tobacco manufacturers will be obliged to use frightening cigarette packaging.  They will demonstrate the consequences of addiction. Such are the requirements of new technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union. Some Belarusian companies have also decided to fight smoking. They encourage employees who do not take "smoke breaks".

16.05.2016

Belarus' successes in combating heart diseases praised
Belarus' successes in combating heart diseases praised An international congress of cardiologists and physicians gathered in Minsk leading experts from 9 countries on May 13. Representatives of Belarus, Russia, Armenia, Canada, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina discussed ways to reduce the number of sudden deaths from heart diseases.  Experts have noted that over the past 20 years, a number of positive changes had taken place in medicine, which has helped Belarus achieve success in minimizing deaths from heart attacks.  
Belarus named the most favorable nation for motherhood in CIS
Belarus among the most favorable countries for motherhood in FSU Belarus is CIS' leader in the ranking of countries that are the most favorable for motherhood. In the world, Belarus is 25th on this indicator among 179 countries in the world. According to the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, today 1.2 million families in Belarus are raising children who are younger than 18. They receive government support.

05.05.2016

Number of workplace injuries falls by more than half for last five years in Minsk
Number of workplace injuries falls by more than 50% in Minsk in 2010-2015 The number of workplace injuries has fallen by more than a half for the last five year in Minsk. The number of jobs with harmful and dangerous working conditions is reducing annualy. The rate of accidents in Minsk is one of the lowest in Belarus. However, three persons have died because of their carelessness and 30 have been critically injured since the beginning of 2016. The highest injury rate is still typical for construction and industrial fields.

26.04.2016

Alexander Lukashenko about expectations from Rio Olympics
Alexander Lukashenko about expectations from Rio Olympics April 26 the head of state answered questions from journalists visiting Chernobyl-hit areas. The Belarusian President shared his expectations regarding the performance of the national athletics team at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

25.04.2016

Oleg Rummo, head of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Organ and Tissue Transplantation
Transplantologist Oleg Rummo about Belarusian medicine and illnesses of XXI century The transplantologist Oleg Rummo is the guest at the TV program Simple Questions on World Health Day. We have an opportunity to speak with one of the most famous doctors in Belarus. It is Oleg Rummo, a transplantologist. Good evening! Oleg Rummo, head of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Organ and Tissue Transplantation: Good evening!

21.04.2016

Belarusians about April 21 presidential address: 'Relevant for every citizen'
Belarusians about April 21 presidential address: 'Relevant for every citizen' Not only businessmen but also ordinary citizens are actively discussing the 2016 State of the Nation Address of the President. The topics identified by the head of state are relevant to every Belarusian.   Belarusians:Of course, he touched on lots of topics. But to be honest, I am first of all worried about economic issues. There is potential for growth. To do this, we all need to work hard.
Belarus President's State of the Nation Address 2016: Main points
Belarus President's State of the Nation Address 2016: Main foreign political and economic points President Alexander Lukashenko on April 21 delivered the State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the Belarus Parliament. The CTV offers you the main points voiced by the head of state. The President instructed the government to prepare by July 1 the state program of innovative development Alexander Lukashenko believes the National Academy of Sciences and High Technology Park are the most important components in the innovation strategy.

12.04.2016

Where will Domracheva and Bjørndalen’s baby be born?
Where will Domracheva and Bjørndalen’s baby be born? It turned out last Tuesday that the Belarusian biathlete Daria Domracheva has relations with Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen, who is also the father of her child. Bjørndalen revealed this fact at a specially called press conference. Later, Domracheva confirmed it on her official website. All the fans support the couple. A correspondent of the CTV’s program Week makes suppositions where the star child will be born – in Norway or Belarus.

07.04.2016

All-Belarusian People's Assembly may be held within month
All-Belarusian People's Assembly may be held within month Belarus began preparing for the most important political event of the year - Belarusian People's Assembly. It will be the fifth such event in the recent history of the country. The main goal of the event is to refine the state policy for the coming years.  This important platform of ​​democracy will bring together representatives of all branches of government, industry and business, science, health and culture. The details of the upcoming People's Assembly were discussed by the Government on 6 April.

06.04.2016

Record high number of newborns in Belarus in 2015
Record high number of newborns in Belarus in 2015 Belarus has set a record in terms of the number of newborns. In 2015, their number stood at more than 119,000 kids. During the last six years, positive dynamism of fertility has been observed. The capital Minsk is ahead of all other regions of Belarus. Almost 23,000 children were born in Minsk, one-fifth of the entire number of births. Minsk is followed by the Brest and Gomel regions. The Statistics Committee notes that the number of boys is higher.

04.04.2016

Belarus’ first mobile first-aid and obstetrical station proves effectiveness
Belarus' mobile first-aid and obstetrical station proves effectiveness The first mobile first-aid and obstetrical station (FOS) was started in Krupki District and it has proven to be effective. The medical complex “on wheels” serves residents from remote villages or towns, some of which are situated 40 kilometers away from the central regional hospital.

03.04.2016

Race in support of children with autism in Minsk
Race in support of children with autism in Minsk Buildings in Minsk in the evening of April 2 turned blue. The new lighting is a sign of support for people with autism. The Belarusian capital will for the first time join the global movement. On the same day, there was held a race in support of special children.  The initiative was supported by professionals and amateurs.

31.03.2016

Eminent surgeons from Canada, Lithuania, Russia gather in Minsk 31 March
Eminent surgeons from Canada, Lithuania, Russia gather in Minsk 31 March Luminaries of world medicine gathered in Minsk for the first time 31 March. Eminent surgeons from Canada, Lithuania, Russia and Belarus arrived in the capital to present innovations in the field of cardiac and vascular surgery.  Doctors discussed vessel prosthetics and using of stem cells in the treatment of vascular diseases. In addition to lectures and master-classes doctors did not miss an opportunity to communicate with each other and discuss ways of cooperation in the field of public health.

30.03.2016

Minsk sights to be illuminated in blue to mark World Autism Awareness Day
Minsk sights to be illuminated in blue to mark World Autism Awareness Day Together with the world, Minsk landmarks will light up in blue to mark support for special people. International Autism Awareness Day will be marked on April 2. More than 20,000 buildings will turn blue on that day. Among them are the pyramids of Egypt, Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro and Sydney Opera House. Minsk will join in too.

27.03.2016

Belarusians see doctor 13 times per year on average
Belarusians see doctor 13 times per year on average Belarusians go to the doctor an average of 13 times a year, reads the National Statistics Committee data.  Meanwhile, the number of practicing doctors in Belarus is growing. In 2015, there were more than 40 doctors per 10,000 population. The majority of people rate their health as moderate. Almost 30 percent can boast good health, while less than 10 percent of people say they are in bad condition.

17.03.2016

WHO plans to invest in cancer prevention in Belarus
WHO plans to invest in cancer prevention in Belarus The World Health Organization (WHO) intends to invest in programs for the prevention of cancer and heart disease in Belarus. The future projects were discussed during the visit of a WHO delegation to Minsk on March 16. Screening for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and early diagnosis of heart disease. According to WHO projections, dozens of similar projects in the health sector will help improve the quality of life.

16.03.2016

Belarus, France share experience in pharmaceutics and cosmetics
Belarus, France share experience in pharmaceutics and cosmetics Belarus and France are building bridges in the field of medicine. In particular, in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. On March 15 experts from both countries gathered in the Belarus capital. A reliable recipe for overcoming skin diseases is needed by thousands. Worldwide, only 16% of adolescents have such ailments. By the way, pharmaceutical cooperation between the two countries started over 10 years ago. During this time, colleagues share their experience and came up with several unique products.

24.02.2016

Belarusian surgeons have operated on a girl with Larsen syndrome
Belarusian cardiac surgery enters new level Belarusian surgeons have operated on a girl with Larsen syndrome. It’s a rare cardiovascular disease. American scientist and cardiac surgeon William Novick participated in the operation. He has consulted patients from Belarus for 19 years already. The famous doctor noted the significant achievements of the Belarusian colleagues. 19 years ago William Novick came to Belarus for the first time, together with 30 experts, all the necessary medicines and even equipment. Afterwards, such necessary assistance turned into cooperation.

16.02.2016

Scientists from Belarus, USA to oppose cancer using gold nanoparticles
Scientists from Belarus, USA to oppose cancer using gold nanoparticles Scientists from Belarus and the United States will oppose the cancer with the help of gold nanoparticles. The results of a joint experimental project have been published in one of the most respected magazines in the world of science. The article holds first place in the citation index. The study itself was conducted in America, but the idea derives from Belarus completely. Scientists were working together. The method was successfully tested on laboratory mice. Special cells of neck and head cancer were grafted onto the mice. 

15.02.2016

President meets with Belarus' health minister
No flu epidemic expected in Belarus, health minister says The situation with prices in Belarusian drugstores remains under control. The Belarus President, hearing out a report from the Minister of Health, urged not to leave this topic without attention in the future. Also, Alexander Lukashenko was informed about the situation with the flu.

12.02.2016

Sofia Stasevich, Berezino resident
Oldest Minsk citizen is 115. Secrets of longevity Minsk region is a leader in the number of long-livers. There are almost 100 people in the central region of Belarus. The oldest is 115 years old now. Lonely elderly people are served by social workers and, if necessary, they can stay in dormitories and nursing homes for winter. Sofia Petrovna is more than 90 years old, but woman is still a woman. Every day she wears a beautiful dress, keeps her figure and flirts with the camera crew. As she admits, the main secret of longevity is an active life.

07.02.2016

Expert: Cancer is second most popular cause of death in Belarus
Expert: Cancer is second most popular cause of death in Belarus This week the world marked World Cancer Day. Viktor Kokhnyuk, surgery deputy director of the National Scientific-Practical Center of Oncology and Medical Radiology named after Alexandrov has given an interview to the TV program Week on the CTV. Every year, cancer is found in approximately 40,000 Belarusians. Is cancer the second most popular terrible sentence after cardiovascular diseases?

04.02.2016

Cancer mortality rate in Belarus drops 12% in 2011-2015
Cancer mortality rate in Belarus drops 12% in 2011-2015 In the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, Belarusian oncologists have reached the level of the world's leaders in this area. This issue is still relevant for Belarus: 270,000 patients are registered throughout the country. However, today - on World Cancer Day - doctors state that cancer mortality in Belarus has decreased by 12% over the past five years. Such success has been achieved thanks to modern equipment and the introduction of new methods of treatment.

03.02.2016

Vasily Zharko, Minister of Health
Belarus reaches zero balance between birth, mortality rate for first time since 1993 Belarus has reached zero balance between birth rate and mortality rate for the first time since 1993, according to Vasily Zharko, Minister of Health. The successful implementation of demographic security programs, technical re-equipment of maternity hospitals, and improvement of professional skills of the staff has contributed to the achievement of these results.

26.01.2016

Flu epidemic not expected in Belarus in 2016
Flu epidemic not expected in Belarus in 2016 Flu epidemic in Belarus is not expected, doctors forecast in 2016. Over the past seven years, the number of flu diseases has decreased in 52 times thanks to vaccination.  In 2016, flu shots were used by more than 40 percent of Belarusians, which is the best result not only of the post-Soviet space, but also in the European Union. For comparison, in Ukraine the number is only 0.3%. In Belarus, the peak of the disease usually comes in late January and early February.

24.01.2016

What is so appealing in Belarusian health resorts?
What is so appealing in Belarusian health resorts? The tickets to the holiday centres by the river Neman are sold out despite the winter season. Furthermore, one third of holidaymakers are from abroad. Why are western visitors lured to Belarusian health resorts? Lyubov Kopteva from Moscow Oblast came to the Neman recreation centre for the first time. She claims her friends have spent several vacations here, and rumour mill is known to be the best advertisement.  

20.01.2016

Epiphany Eve: Users in social networks show how to bathe in ice cold water
Epiphany Eve: Users in social networks show how to bathe in ice cold water Orthodox believers celebrated Epiphany on January 19. It is believed that this day water has special curative properties. It is consecrated twice - on the Twelfth Day and Epiphany Eve. An integral part of this holiday is swimming in the hole, which the church believes have a special meaning.

14.01.2016

Unique development of Belarusian scientists: anti-cancer wipes
Unique development of Belarusian scientists: anti-cancer wipes Innovations in pharmacology. Belarusian scientists have developed a unique anti-tumor drug that is 60 times cheaper than foreign analogues. The drug allows doing chemotherapy of the brain locally, which greatly increases the chances of a complete cure of patients.

11.01.2016

List of paid medical services for Belarusians reduced
List of paid medical services for Belarusians reduced The Council of Ministers has reduced the list of paid medical services for Belarusians, reads the relevant government decree, which came into force today, on January 11. It excludes from the price list of public health institutions a number of positions. This applies mainly to the activities of sanitation services. Now a number of laboratory tests will be performed on a free basis. In addition, consultations of medical specialists on ensuring epidemic well-being and a healthy lifestyle were excluded from the list.

28.12.2015

Renovated sports complex in Uruchcha neighborhood to open in March 2016
Renovated sports complex in Uruchcha neighborhood to open in March 2016 Two swimming pools, a gym, sauna and spa will be available in the renovated sports complex in the Uruchcha neighborhood, which is going to reopen to welcome the first visitors in March 2016. Minsk residents and guests will be able to use the whole package of services: all kinds aqua procedures, fitness classes, aerobics, football and table tennis.

27.12.2015

Belarusian healthcare system more effective than that of Russia, USA
Belarusian healthcare system more effective than that of Russia, USA Belarusian health care system works better than that in the United States and Russia, according to the American agency Bloomberg. The rankings takes into account 2015 data and includes countries with a population of more than 5 million. The experts also took into account the purchasing power and longevity. Hong Kong became the leader of the list. In the first five are also Singapore, Israel, Spain and South Korea. Belarus is in 47th position.

21.12.2015

Belarusian surgeons operate on girl with Larsen syndrome
Belarusian surgeons operate on girl with Larsen syndrome Belarusian surgeons have operated on a girl with Larsen syndrome. This is a disease of the cardiovascular system. It occurs rarely: one in 15,000 cases. The operation involved the American scientist and cardiac surgeon William Novick, who annually comes to our country.  For 19 years, he has advised on difficult patients. The renowned doctor noted significant progress of Belarusian colleagues. 

16.12.2015

Private medical centers in Belarus allowed to issue medical certificates
Private medical centers in Belarus allowed to issue medical certificates Private medical centers in Belarus have been allowed to issue sick leave certificates.  This is determined by changes in Belarusian legislation. They will take effect from February 2016.  From that moment, doctors who carry out consultations and work in emergency rooms, diagnostic centers and centers of sports medicine will be eligible to issue sick leave certificates. 

06.12.2015

Belarus has necessary medicine to treat HIV positive patients, deputy health minister says
Belarus equipped to treat HIV positive patients, deputy health minister says The number of people infected with HIV is rising in Europe. As many as 142,000 cases of HIV infection were registered last year. On 1 December, World AIDS Day, the World Health Organization notes that this rate has been the highest since the first registration of the infection in 1980. Over 15,000 cases of HIV infection are registered in Belarus today.

01.12.2015

Young Eurasian Scientists Forum opens in Minsk
Young Eurasian Scientists Forum opens in Minsk Belarusian youth is increasingly becoming interested in science. The evidence of this is the increase in the number of innovations and attention to them on the part of foreign colleagues. To establish closer contacts hundred participants from 12 countries of the CIS states as well as Turkey, Germany and Slovakia gathered in Minsk on December 1.

25.11.2015

Belarus, Russia working on new drugs for premature babies
Belarus, Russia working on new drugs for premature babies Belarusian scientists together with Russian colleagues will be engaged in the development of drugs for premature babies.  For a long time, experts have been working on getting one of the major proteins found in breast milk.  Today we can already talk about the unique technology. Lactoferrin will be the basis of drugs to be used in dentistry, gynecology and the treatment of skin diseases. Powerful antimicrobial and antiviral activity of the protein will create a good medication basis for nursing babies born prematurely.

23.11.2015

Belarusian scientists present device restoring brain functions without surgery
Belarusian scientists present device restoring brain functions without surgery A genuine breakthrough has happened in the world of science. Belarusian scientists presented a device that helps to restore brain function without a surgical intervention. The apparatus turns stem cells into neurons, which can be implanted in a human body. The new technique has already showed good results in various tests and, moreover, it is has been approved by the Ministry of Health.

18.11.2015

Andrei Kobyakov, Belarus' Premier
Belarus wants to restore economic growth The Council of Ministers wants to restore the Belarusian economy's growth as soon as possible. Ensuring macroeconomic stability is the main goal of the government and the National Bank.  The government, at its November 17 meeting, also touched upon the development of Belarusian pharmaceutical industry.  By the end of 2015, Belarusian drugs should account for 50% of all medicines in monetary terms.  The pharmaceutical industry also faces significant goals regarding innovation, import substitution and production volumes increase.

12.11.2015

Belarusians visit medical institutions twice as often as Europeans
Belarusians visit medical institutions twice as often as Europeans It turns out that during one year, Belarusians visit medical institutions twice as often as Europeans, but it happens not because they fall ill more frequently. The fact is it is far more difficult to make an appointment with a medical specialist in Europe. Experts emphasize that these days cutting-edge technologies are available even in small Belarusian towns. 

07.11.2015

Alexander Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus President (inauguration speech)
Alexander Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus President (inauguration speech) The newly elected President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko officially took office on November 6. The inauguration attracted the attention by novelties in the procedure. In the Palace of Independence, the Belarusian leader was sworn in in civilian clothes, and then appeared in State Flag Square in a military uniform. According to the Constitution, the President shall take office only after taking the oath. The ceremony, under the law, should be held no later than two months after the elections.

22.10.2015

WHO conference signs Minsk Declaration
WHO conference signs Minsk Declaration Europe has found and signed a recipe for health development in Europe. The Minsk Declaration may become the main international instrument in this area over the next five years. This is the result of the conference of the World Health Organization, which ended today in the capital of Belarus.
Minsk doctors master incision-free aortic endoprosthesis implantation
Minsk doctors master incision-free aortic endoprosthesis implantation Minsk doctors have mastered incision-free aortic endoprosthesis implantation. This is an alternative to 5-hour surgery and several days in an ICU afterwards. 
President Lukashenko: Healthy lifestyle should be the hallmark of Belarus
President Lukashenko: Healthy lifestyle should be the hallmark of Belarus Formation of a healthy way of life is a priority for Belarus. The advances in medicine were discussed 21 October at the European Ministerial Conference of the World Health Organisation (WHO). This is the first such global forum in Belarus.

21.10.2015

World Health Organization notes successes in Belarus' medicine
World Health Organization notes successes in Belarus' medicine The World Health Organization notes significant achievements of Belarus in medicine. This was one of the topic of the October 21 meeting between the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, and Director of the WHO Regional Office Zsuzsanna Jakab.  It is Mrs Jakab’s second visit to Belarus and the first meeting with the Belarusian head of state.
Belarus' healthcare developments presented at international exhibition in Minsk
Belarus' healthcare developments presented at international exhibition in Minsk European countries have shown great interest in the WHO Ministerial Conference in Belarus. Already registered are about 200 participants. Among them are representatives of ministries, health organizations, and UN agencies. This will be the first such conference in Belarus. Meanwhile, in the wake of the main conference, Belarus presented its health care developments together with eight other countries at an international specialized exhibition featuring about 100 exhibits.

20.10.2015

Over 200 participants expected at WHO Ministerial Conference in Belarus European countries have shown great interest in the WHO Ministerial Conference in Belarus. Already registered are about 200 participants. Among them are representatives of ministries, health organizations, and UN agencies. This will be the first such conference in Belarus.

19.10.2015

Director of WHO Regional Office for Europe to visit Belarus
Director of WHO Regional Office for Europe to visit Belarus Director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe to visit Belarus. Zsuzsanna Jakab will take part in the conference of the World Health Organization, which is to open in Minsk this Wednesday.  Also, the Belarusian capital will be visited by come Health Ministers of the Member States of the European Region of the WHO, senior officials, key partners, experts from international and intergovernmental organizations. All in all, a few hundred people.

08.10.2015

Demographic problem is a priority for Belarus, President Lukashenko says
Demographic problem is a priority for Belarus, President Lukashenko says The resolution of the demographic problem is a priority for Belarus. This is the leitmotif of the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with members of the national scientific and practical conference "New technologies in medicine".

07.10.2015

Belarus President opens PET facility at Centre of Oncology and Medical Radiology
Belarus President opens PET facility at Centre of Oncology and Medical Radiology Belarus has entered the age of personalized medicine. On October 7 the President of Belarus attended the ceremony to open the National center of positron emission tomography (PET). It will be open in Borovlyany near Minsk, at the National Center of Oncology and Medical Radiology named after Alexandrov. The growth of cancer illnesses is observed in all European countries, including Belarus. Belarus in recent years has managed to reduce mortality from this dreadful disease.

02.10.2015

http://www.ctv.by/ya-shagayu-po-strane-dokumentalnyy-film-stv-o-belarusi-2-seriya  «Я шагаю по стране». Документальный фильм СТВ о Беларуси. 2 серия. Белорусские врачи и политика в области здоровья и здравоохранения   «Быстрее, выше, сильнее!». Мы живее в стране, в которой легендарный олимпийский девиз можно услышать даже на обычном стадионе. Недаром же говорят, что движение – это жизнь. Наверное, именно поэтому на велодорожках Беларуси так оживленно даже по будням, а ледовые площадки популярны и летом. Наш
Belarus’ doctors and health care policy. CTV's documentary "I Am Walking Across The Country" Faster, higher, stronger! We live in the country where the legendary Olympic motto can be heard even on an ordinary stadium. Not without reason it is said, life is movement. Perhaps, that’s why Belarus’ bicycle lanes are so busy even on weekdays and ice rinks are so popular in the summer. Our health is in our hands. But there is a reliable safety net. The documentary "I Am Walking Across The Country" goes about doctors, about those who are said all over the world - "They work wonders".
Vitebsk surgeons transplant 73-year-old patient's aorta
Vitebsk surgeons transplant 73-year-old patient's aorta Transplant surgeons from Vitebsk have made a real breakthrough. They transplanted aorta. Previously, it was done only in Minsk.Vitebsk surgeons saved the life of a 73-year-old patient who was admitted to the regional hospital in serious condition. Eight years ago, he got an artificial aortic prosthesis. But a few years later, his body began to reject it and only a donor artery was needed. The patient received the biological material. The man is now in a stable condition.

27.09.2015

Darya Domracheva donates funds raised by Race of Legends to Belarusian children's hospice
Darya Domracheva donates funds raised by Race of Legends to Belarusian children's hospice Belarusian star biathlete Darya Domracheva transferred funds from the sale of tickets for Race of Legends for the construction of Children's Hospice. On September 12 Raubichi hosted truly historic races in which former stars of the world biathlon featured. The symbolic ceremony was held in Borovlyany, where the three-time Olympic champion and winner of the Big Crystal Globe gathered all those who believe that if a child cannot be cured, it does not mean that they cannot be helped. 

24.08.2015

Belarusian doctors develop unique recovery methods for children with disabilities
Belarusian doctors develop unique recovery methods for children with disabilities Belarusian doctors have developed unique methods of recovery for children with disabilities. Hundreds of children each year undergo an individual course of recovery in the Republican rehabilitation center. After rehabilitation according to a new method Maksim, who earlier had problems with the hand, is now thinking of becoming a professional footballer.     Maxim Golovatsky:I became more confident, I am recovering. My dream is to become a great football player.

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