News Society, 23/09/2017

EU Training Program for Kharkiv Doctors

Kharkiv region successfully passed the selection stage of the European Commission competition, which enables it to participate in the training program. The program aims at informing the residents about medical reform and rearranging functions and responsibilities of the doctors at the different levels.

The amalgamated communities, as well as districts and towns, can participate in this project. The project will last 30 months, from 2017 till 2019. The total amount is 540,000.

“First of all, the reform will affect the primary level of medicine, which is as close to people as possible, and this is the project in which our region will participate starting from this October,” said the Chairman of budget committee of regional council Liudmyla Nemykina.

The target audience of the project are family doctors, because they need to switch to new ways of interaction with patients in the near future. A resource center will be established in Kharkiv to train medical workers. The center will support physicians’ professional development.

Also, the project provides study tours for doctors to study the best European practices in Ukraine and abroad. Thus, about 40 doctors will go to Poland, Estonia and Lithuania.

Text: Iryna Klymenko

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