WI DAILY NEWS
Date: 27 July 2020
Poland and Ukraine to tackle tuberculosis
Poland and Ukraine are working together in a RRTB project aimed at reducing the risk of tuberculosis epidemiology in the border areas of the two countries.
The main challenge of the RRTB project is to handle the situation in Ukraine’s Transcarpathian Region where the occurrence of tuberculosis is much higher than in the neighbouring countries, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. This is due to strong migration, a large number of people from risk groups, deficiencies in the Ukrainian health care system, lack of modern medical equipment, insufficient access to modern tuberculosis diagnosis and low detection of tuberculosis patients.
To reduce the risk of tuberculosis epidemiology in the border areas of Ukraine and Poland, a tuberculous hospital will be built in Nyzhnya Apsha village, alongside Zakarpattia Oblast, introducing innovative methods of tuberculous monitoring, prevention and treatment in the region.
Poland will also share with the Ukrainian side its experience in preventing tuberculosis during joint training sessions.
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