3.1 Support to the development of health protection and social services
Regional Specialist Hospital in Biala Podlaska (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland)
Brest Regional Hospital (Brest Oblast, Belarus)
An increased incidence of infectious diseases, i.e. HCV and HIV/AIDS, can be observed in the Programme area (the Terespol/Brest border crossing). Due to the possibility of uncontrolled increase in incidence along the cross-border transport corridor (large streams of travellers), hospitals in the area must become epidemiological filters - adequately equipped and with trained staff - to meet unforeseen epidemiological challenges. The aim of the project is to increase the epidemiological security of citizens of the cross-border area, improve the accessibility of health services and raise awareness of the threat of infectious diseases. In addition to performing screening tests for HCV and HIV/AIDS, the aim of the project is to establish a close collaboration and develop common solutions to cross-border epidemiological problems - to reduce the risk in the event of unforeseen mass outbreaks of infectious diseases.