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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.

21.08.2015

Belarus alarmed by counterfeit alcohol flooding domestic market
Belarus alarmed by counterfeit alcohol flooding domestic market The illegal trafficking of alcohol, increased imports and reduction in domestic production were central topics of the August 20 meeting hosted by the Belarus President. He criticized the hesitancy of the government in taking measures to protect the domestic market from low-quality products.

20.08.2015

Experts urge to cancel home tasks in Belarusian schools
Experts urge to cancel home tasks in Belarusian schools In school without stress. Education experts urge Belarusian education authorities to allow school students to spend more time on physical education. To this end, they offer to cancel home tasks at school in the future. This will enhance the effectiveness of school education and reduce the burden that often does not correspond to norms. Not every child spends less than two and a half hours to do homework.

19.08.2015

Belarus Interior Ministry notes calm, peaceful atmosphere during presidential election
Belarus Interior Ministry notes calm, peaceful atmosphere during presidential election In connection with the presidential elections in Belarus, police and Interior Ministry troops will be on high alert from 5 to October 12. All polling stations will be patrolled 24/7 after the ballots are received. On the whole, public order protection will be especially tight. The Ministry of Internal Affairs noted that law enforcement agencies are fully prepared for an adequate response to any challenge during the 2015 presidential campaign. Emergency Ministry will also be on alert.

18.08.2015

Belarusian surgeons create unique method of treatment of children's esophageal burns
Belarusian surgeons create unique method of treatment of children's esophageal burns Belarusian surgeons have discovered a unique method of treating burns of the esophagus. In general, experts call this problem one of the most pressing in children's surgery. Belarusian equipment and technology has become one of the best in the former Soviet space. Christina received burns of the esophagus after a few sips of alkali. Kristina Shpak:I did not know what was in that bottle. I was four years old. I thought it was lemonade and drank it. First it was quite OK but then my mouth began to burn.

31.07.2015

Oncology Center in Minsk: Linear accelerator, the only one in the post Soviet space
Oncology Center in Minsk: Linear accelerator, the only one in the post Soviet space Minsk's public health sector is in step with the times. A linear accelerator, recently installed in the oncology center, (by the way, the only one in the CIS), has already given a chance to tens of patients with a tumor to a new and healthy life. Maximum accuracy and maximum effect - these are main characteristics of the new linear accelerator for radiation therapy. This machine of the latest generation appeared in the City Clinical Oncology Center about two weeks ago, but it has already helped more than a dozen patients.

29.07.2015

Belarusian surgeons preparing for unique surgery to help newborn girl Belarusian surgeons are preparing for unique surgery, which should help a newborn girl. The baby cannot eat independently because of congenital malformation of the esophagus.  The Centre of Pediatric Surgery has many examples when young patients with complicated diagnoses have a chance to recover. For example, in 2015, the center's surgeons performed an operation on the child weighing a little more than a kilogram. In the CIS, almost no one does this.

28.07.2015

Belarusian surgeons perform unique surgery to remove a tumor in newborn's heart Belarusian surgeons performed a unique operation to remove a tumor in the newborn. The boy was diagnosed with pathology when he was still in the womb. The tumor struck the child's heart. The boy was successfully operated on the second day of life. The difficulty was that the tumor had penetrated into the very tissue and its amount almost equaled to that of the organ. The surgery took 3.5 hours. Small Makar is already preparing for the transfer from the ICU to the hospital.

01.07.2015

Cigarette packs now hidden from Belarusian shop counters, cafes
Cigarette packs now hidden from Belarusian shop counters, cafes Cigarettes have disappeared from shelves of Belarusian shops. It is now forbidden to display tobacco products on shop shelves as well as in cafes and restaurants.  Cigarette packs will be replaced with price lists containing the brand, price and country of origin of the goods.  Shops that violate this requirement, which came into effect on July 1, will be punished with a fine of up to 9 million rubles. This measure is in force in many countries, including Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Russia.  

30.06.2015

Deputy Premier: Belarus' social security system up and running
Deputy Premier: Belarus' social security system up and running The government has provided the stable functioning of social services. This was announced on June 30 by Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Natalia Kachanova. In particular, she stated that the state fully complies with all its social obligations: payment of pensions, allowances, stipends and salaries to state employees. Belarus earlier adopted a program of targeted social assistance. Over the past three months, about 70 thousand people have received it. In August and November, the minimum social pensions will increase. 

20.05.2015

International cardiology conference held in Minsk
International cardiology conference held in Minsk Doctors and scientists from Belarus, Russia and Canada gathered in Minsk on May 19 to exchange experience. Cardiologists, general practitioners and internists met to share practical experience. The main topic for discussion was the possibility of increasing the length and quality of life of patients with cardiovascular disease.

07.05.2015

Belarus named the most favorable country for maternity in CIS
Belarus named the most favorable country for maternity in CIS Belarus is ranked the best country in the CIS in the ranking of countries that are favorable for maternity. In the world ranking, Belarus is 25th, ahead of Russia and the United States. The annual ranking is published by the international humanitarian organization "Save Children". It takes into account indicators such as maternal mortality and mortality of young children, schooling duration as well as women's income.

03.05.2015

How Minsk acquired medical status in 19th century: first pharmacies and hospitals
How Minsk acquired medical status in 19th century: first pharmacies and hospitals In the medieval Minsk, as in all European cities, barbers were chief physicians. Besides haircuts they made bloodletting, gave medicines out, rendered assistance at home and on the streets. In 1635, barber shops were the first kind of health care organization.

12.03.2015

Vasily Zharko, health minister of Belarus
Electronic prescriptions in Belarus by 2016 Electronic prescriptions will be introduced In Belarus in 2016. The innovation will solve the problem of queues at polyclinics. Doctors plan to create hospital records in digital format, too. They will replace paper documents and collect facts about human health throughout his life. It is assumed that in addition to doctors, patients will also have access to their medical cards, though limited. They will be able to see, for example, test results or diagnoses and, if necessary, print them at home.
Belarusian doctors perform unique operation preventing chronic otitis
Belarusian doctors perform unique operation preventing chronic otitis For the first time in the CIS. Belarusian doctors performed a unique operation that prevents chronic otitis. The new method gives a chance for people suffering from obstruction of the auditory tube. Belarusian physicians are expanding the use of German technologies, which allows curing chronic diseases. This means that now they can cure hearing loss. In the future, experts plan to teach foreign colleagues this method, reports the CTV program News 24.

22.02.2015

What can make Belarusian medicines more popular?
What can make Belarusian medicines more popular? President Lukashenko on Friday dedicated a meeting to the topic of Belarusian medicines. Belarus started to produce its own drugs in large quantities to replace imports and earn currency in neighboring markets. How does this happen and what can come of it? Anastasia Ivannikova found out. What is "Today and Tomorrow" of Belarusian pharmaceuticals? Belarus supplies about 40% of domestic drugs to foreign markets. Our main customers are the countries of the former Soviet Union and even the United States.

10.02.2015

Belarus to create eye bank by end of 2015 There are plans to open an eye bank in Belarus in 2015. It will allow doing planned surgeries to the patients with cornea diseases. We are talking about a medical institution, which will search, prepare, store and distribute tissues for transplantation. At present, Belarusian doctors widely use surgical techniques in plastic cornea surgeries.

04.02.2015

Minsk Oncology Center promises new methods of tumor removal by May 2015 World Cancer Day 2015 is being marked on February 4. According to leading oncologists, every effort is made to reduce the number of patients. New treatments and special equipment are being developed. In Belarus, not only because of early diagnosis, but also new methods of treatment, the death rate from cancer is reducing. Minsk Cancer Center staff believes that the equipment of the past cannot fight against the challenges of the future. And now they are installing unique equipment. It allows carrying out high-precision radiation therapy.

19.12.2014

Belarus' pharmaceutical market estimated at about $1 billion The pharmaceutical market in Belarus is now estimated at about one billion U.S. dollars. Half of this money should be earned by Belarusian producers. Such plans were voiced at the December 19 international pharmaceutical forum held in Minsk. Development and production of foreign analogues requires huge costs.  To attract investors, Belarus needs to modernize the existing production facilities and create new businesses. 

17.12.2014

Belarus President presents state awards The President of Belarus presented state awards on December 17. The ceremony in the Palace of Independence brought together those who were named best of the best in their fields. These are doctors and teachers, artists and the arts, servicemen and athletes.  Overall, the list of awardees includes 40 people. The President said that Belarusians are thankful to those who work hard and constantly makes our life better. 

15.12.2014

Belarus-Russia breeding transgenic goats as part of interstate project Last week, the Union State of Russia and Belarus turned 15. The treaty was signed on December 8, 1999. Since then, the integration has gone much further.  Now the two countries are implementing a number of joint projects. One of them is the breeding of transgenic goats. Here it is - goat number 1. It is the first transgenic goat in the world. This goat was born seven years ago. Natalia, a researcher at the laboratory of reproduction and genetic engineering at the Belarusian Academy of Sciences, says the kid's birth was a sensation for the scientific community.

09.12.2014

New drug dispensing rules in Belarus cause public discontent A resolution on the new rules of dispensing drugs was discussed at the December 9 meeting of the Belarus President with the Health Minister Vasily Zharko. The President drew attention to the supply of drugs to pharmacies and hospitals, adding that Belarusian medicines must be of a high quality. The officials also discussed the quality of the provision of medical services.

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