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16 Jan 2020

Humanitarian project of Semenov Glusk Central Hospital

Humanitarian project of Semenov Glusk Central Hospital
Project name: Improving the demographic situation is behind sustainable development of Glusk District

Applicant: Glusk Central District Hospital named after Honored Doctor of the BSSR A.S. Semenov

Address: 5a Semenov Street, Glusk, Mogilev Oblast
Phone: 8-02230-78142

About the organization

Mission: to promote the health of the population of Glusk District.

Project objectives:

- to provide qualified outpatient and inpatient care;
- to provide emergency medical care;
- to take sanitary-hygienic and anti-epidemic measures;
- to carry out preventive measures (including immunization, promotion of a healthy lifestyle, prevention of morbidity and disability);
- to carry out activities for medical and social examination and rehabilitation.

Founded in 1889, the Glusk Hospital received the status of a district hospital in 1946. The institution was registered as Glusk Central District Hospital named after Honored Doctor of the BSSR A.S. Semenov on 30 December 2004.

The Glusk Central District Hospital has no experience in project activities in the area of humanitarian cooperation.

Head of the organization:
Irina Petrova,
Chief Doctor
phones: 8-02230-42987, +375(44) 7227083

Project Manager:
Diana Lokhach,
Leading Economist

Previous assistance received from other foreign sources:
No humanitarian aid has been received before.

Total amount of financing (USD): USD 240,000

Co-financing: USD 6,000 from the district budget

Implementation period: 1 July 2020-30 June 2021

Project goals: to stabilize demographic indicators, increase the average life expectancy, decrease the overall mortality in Glusk District, improve the efficiency of the real sector of the economy, sustainable development of Glusk District

Project Objectives:

• Early diagnosis of chronic diseases and malignant neoplasms;
• Timely and adequate medical care, taking into account the results of laboratory tests;
• availability of all necessary medical checkups and tests;
• screening programs;
• reduction of the mortality rate from cardiovascular diseases;
• reduction of mortality in working-age population;
• reduction in the incidence of malignant neoplasms and mortality from them;
• improvement of the quality and accessibility of medical care in Glusk District.

Detailed description of activities within the project:

Target group: population of Glusk District

Brief description of project activities:

- to provide population with medical checkups, including all necessary laboratory tests (general clinical tests, electrocardiography and other instrumental methods of diagnosis);
- to improve availability of laboratory tests, expand the coverage of medical examination, ensure timely checkups;
- to conduct electrocardiographic examination at local health centers to timely detect cardiovascular diseases and send patients to specialists;
- to improve the quality of laboratory tests and instrumental methods of diagnosis and increase the efficient use of medical equipment.

To achieve the goals and accomplish the tasks, it is necessary:

To purchase the following medical equipment:
- a hematology analyzer;
- a biochemical analyzer;
- a chemocoagulometer;
- a acid-base balance analyzer;
- 8 electrocardiographs;
- 2 centrifuges;
- 2 binocular microscopes

To do running repairs at the clinical diagnostic laboratory:
- to replace door assemblies;
- to replace sanitary ware;
- to replace utility systems;
- to replace lighting devices and electrical networks;
- to conduct interior finishing works.

Project rationale:

The monitoring and analysis of the demographic situation in Glusk District over the past two decades has shown that the overall mortality rate in the district is much higher than the regional and nationwide figures.

In 2018, the total mortality rate was 20.2% in Glusk District, 13.8% in Mogilev Oblast. The mortality rate index in the state program on public health and demographic security of the Republic of Belarus for 2016-2020 stands at 12.5%.

In January-September 2019, the total mortality rate increased year-on-year to make up 22.3%. The total mortality rate in Mogilev Oblast stood at 13.7% in the first nine months of 2019.

The relatively high mortality rate in the working-age population, which is twice as high as the state program target (4.1% in 2018 and 4.0% in 2019) raises concerns. The working-age mortality rate in Glusk District was 8.6% in 2018 and 8.2% in January-September 2019. The working-age mortality rate in Mogilev Oblast made up 4.9% in January-September 2019, and 4.7% in January-September 2018.

The natural population decline in rural areas is 2.5 times higher than that in cities, both among the working-age and over-age groups. The share of over-60 population is at 32% in Glusk District, 25.5% in Mogilev Oblast, 22.5% in the city of Mogilev, and 24.5% in the city of Bobruisk. The death rate in the senior age group is four times higher than that in working-age population. Circulatory diseases dominate in mortality figures (45%). They are followed by cancer (13.2%) and external causes (8.7%).

Human development and improvement of the demographic situation are necessary for the future development of Glusk District and growth of its economy's competitiveness. Solving the above-mentioned tasks is a priority for Glusk District.

Post-project activities:

The situation can be radically changed by early detection of circulatory diseases and malignant neoplasms, provision of timely medical checkups in Glusk District, organization and implementation of screening programs.

The above-mentioned measures will secure early diagnosis of malignant neoplasms, chronic diseases, and  circulatory system diseases, suggest timely and efficient treatment, which in turn will improve the quality of life of patients, increase life expectancy, reduce the overall mortality rate in the population of Glusk District, including among workforce, reduce labor losses, increase the efficiency of the real sector of economy.

Stabilization of the population in Glusk District, changes in the age structure of the population in favor of the progressive type (increase in the number of working-age population and children) will help improve the economic situation, increase the level of production potential, technologies, infrastructure, which is the main core of further existence on the geographical map of the Glussky district, its prosperity and sustainable development, as well as the pledge of economic stability of the Republic of Belarus.

Project budget: $246,000

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