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Reducing of the risk of TB epidemiology in the border areas of Ukraine and Poland through the construction of tuberculous hospital for 100 beds in Zakarpattya Oblast and introduction of innovative methods of tuberculous monitoring, prevention and treatment

ACRONIM

RRTB

NUMBER

LIP/0010/16

Project type

Large Infrastructure Project

STATUS

During implementation

THEMATIC OBJECTIVE

SECURITY

PRIORITY

3.1 Support to the development of health protection and social services

PARTNERSHIP

PL-UA

LEAD BENEFICIARY

Health Department of the Regional State Administartion of Transcarpathian Region (Zakarpattya Oblast, Ukraine)

BENEFICIARY

Frederic Chopin Regional Clinical Hospital No. 1 in Rzeszów Regional Clinical Territorial Medical Association “Phthisiatry” (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland)
Communal nonprofit enterprise “Regional clinical phthisiopulmonology treatment and diagnostic center” of the Transcarpathian regional council (Zakarpattya Oblast, Ukraine)

TOTAL BUDGET 6 400 000.00 € ENI CO-FUNDING 5 760 000.00 €
DURATION 36 months 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021

Project description

The main challenge of the RRTB project is the situation of a complicated epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) in the Transcarpathian Region. The occurrence
of the disease is much higher than in the neighbouring countries. Several features are affecting the epidemiology: location (borders with 4 countries of EU), strong migration, a large number of people from risk groups, hard-to-reach villages. Moreover, deficiencies in the health care system in Ukraine and lack
of modern medical equipment leads to insufficient access to modern TB diagnosis and finally to low detection of TB patients. At the same time, hospitals
do not meet appropriate standards which cause development and spread of chemo-resistant TB and TB among medical staff. Taking into account strong migration processes, such situation is a threat to the national security of Ukraine but also to neighbouring Poland.

The overall objective of RRTB is to reduce the number of TB incidences in the Programme area which will be achieved primarily by building the TB hospital
in Nyzhnya Apsha village (Zakarpattya, UA) equipped with modern medical equipment and innovative approaches to TB detection, prevention and treatment. Improvement of medical equipment in the Frederic Chopin Regional Clinical Hospital No.1 in Rzeszów is also foreseen in the project. As a result
of the implementation of the cost-effective treatment and raising the quality of medical services in the field of TB the project will increase the effectiveness
of TB detection up to 5%, reduce the long-term incidence by 1.5 times and improve the epidemic situation of tuberculosis in the border areas. These actions
will affect the final beneficiaries of the project – 75 000 citizens covered by improved health services. Closer cross-border cooperation and exchanging experience between medical institutions of Ukraine and Poland shall lead to the achievement of the project’s goals.

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