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  On April 28, 2017 Ministry of Health of Republic of Lithuania organized the final event financed by Lithuanian-Swiss Cooperation Programme dedicated to health care improvement topic: „Improvement of perinatal and neonatal health care“ in Vilnius City Hall. During the event, participants were invited to view the programme photo gallery, also achievements, that have been reached during this programme implementation in Lithuania, were presented.
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Results of Lithuanian-Swiss Cooperation Programme project "Improvement of perinatal and neonatal health care services in Lithuania" are very significant. Our little patients and their mothers, regardless of where they live - in the capital, or in a small town, are provided with the same quality and the highest level health care services. To achieve this noble purpose 27 million. Euro had been used. "This project - a real progress in the field of obstetrics and neonatology - by thanking colleagues from Switzerland, said the Chancellor of Ministry of Health Gedeminas Aleksonis.
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Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania and  Lithuanian-Swiss Cooperation Programme prepared cute souvenirs for newborns (hats, socks and newborn cards), which were delivered to all 27 Lithuanian hospitals participating in the programme.

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On 25-26 January, 2017 the ‘Perinatal and Neonatal Health Data Processing Information System’ (NGN IS) computer database advanced users have been trained to generate reports with Business Intelligence (BI) component.

BI component allows to create, modify, calculate and display the NGN IS activities` analytics reports and indicators, extending the statistical data on prenatal, maternal and neonatal health analysis capabilities.

  72 diagnostic and treatment guidelines in obstetrics and neonatology were edited, designed for practical use and released 5 in separate "Handbook" booklets by topics:
1. A normal pregnancy and childbirth
2. Emergency obstetrical assistance
3. Pregnancy pathology of associated diseases
4. Emergency neonatal assistance
5. Infant diseases and pathological conditions
 

On 4 January, 2017, According to the Breastfeeding Committee in Lithuania decision 9 hospitals got Baby-friendly hospital status and 12 hospitals were committed to become a Baby-friendly hospital. Hospital`s assessment was performed using Lithuanian-Swiss Cooperation Programme project "Improvement of perinatal and neonatal health care services in Lithuania" funds.

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  On 14 December 2016 in Radisson Blu Hotel Lithuania the Lithuanian-Swiss Cooperation Programme the final conference "Safe mother - safe baby" was held. Conference was organized by the Kaunas clinics. During the event the first Lithuania perinatal medical personnel games were held - specialists working with the pregnant women and newborns, demonstrated medical knowledge and skills. Games crowned the five-year-long Lithuanian-Swiss Cooperation Programme project "Improvement of perinatal and neonatal health care services in Lithuania".
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From now on, in 24 Lithuanian hospitals for pregnant women, perinatal and newborn babies will be warmer, more comfortable and certainly safer. After implementing one of the Lithuanian-Swiss Cooperation Program, within five years of large and small cities hospitals providing obstetric and neonatal services, equipped with the latest energy-saving technologijos.Programos resources in hospitals equipped with energy-saving measures: insulated walls, roofs, replacement windows and exterior doors, upgraded heating, ventilation, power supply system, equipped with compressed air, vacuum and oxygen supply system.

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On 28-29 November, 2016 trainings for the trainers-teachers, technicians and administrators were held. Participants were taught how to install, apply and conduct monitoring of diagnostics and treatment guidelines in obstetrics and neonatology, ensuring continuous training and quality health care services at the hospitals.

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  On 22-24 November , 2016 in Kaunas, Klaipėda and Vilnius cities seminars for all obstetric and neonatal services providing health care specialists were held to present Computer database of pregnant and delivering women and neonates health.The ‘Perinatal and Neonatal Health Data Processing Information System’ (NGN IS) computer database of pregnant and delivering women and neonate health will allow for the improvement of the collection of statistical data on the health of pregnant and delivering women and neonates and the expansion of the possibilities for the general use and analysis of said collected data.
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In October, 2016 "Second trimester ultrasound screening training" has started for professionals working with pregnant women in various hospitals in Lithuania. The training will continue until mid-December.

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  On 30 September, 2016 Klaipėda University hospital`s implemented project, which has received more than 2.5 million. Eur support was presented: exterior walls were insulated, roof was insulated, new windows and doors placed, the heating and ventilation systems (recuperative ventilation system) were renovated, the heating system was reconstructed, internal power supply system modernized, hospital was equipped with compressed air and oxygen supply system.
Also, hospital presented to a total of 101 units, 42 names of modern medical equipment for more than 1.1 million. Eur.
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On 23 September, 2016 The Ministry of Health held the meeting of 24 hospitals directors and persons responsible for the implementation of projects. Lithuanian-Swiss Cooperation Programme in health sector projects implementation progress was presented, the achieved results and future works plans were discussed.

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In September, 2016 the "First trimester ultrasound screening" training for professionals working with pregnant women in various hospitals in Lithuania has started. The training will continue until the beginning of the December.

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To mark the International Children's Day, the Ministry of Health invited people to come to the Christian Maternity Home (Miško str. 25) at the Kaunas Republican Hospital's Obstetrics and Gynecology Department on June 1st and see the latest infrastructure improvements there. Under a Lithuanian-Swiss Cooperation Programme, which has been since 2012, one of Lithuania’s oldest maternity wards (in operation for 90 years) has been upgraded with the latest medical equipment while its specialists had the opportunity to undergo training on the latest diagnostic and treatment methods.

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On 19th April 2016 representatives of the responsible Swiss Confederation authorities visited Lithuania. Before the annual meeting on April, representatives of the Swiss Confederation, Ministry of Health of Republic of Lithuania, the Ministry of Finance of Republic of Lithuania and the Central Project Management Agency visited Kaunas Clinical hospital where Programmes “Improvement of perinatal and neonatal care services in Lithuania” and “Introduction of energy efficient technologies into the Lithuanian hospitals providing perinatal and neonatal health care services” are being implemented.
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On 30th September, 2015 representatives from 27 hospitals which receive support from the Lithuanian and Swiss cooperation project gathered in Kaunas. At the meeting the latest obstetric and neonatal methodological recommendations introduction into Lithuanian hospitals plan was discussed. Also Lithuanian-Swiss Cooperation Programme implementation progress and achieved results were presented and discussed.

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On 7th July, 2015 3 modern vehicles with special equipment for safe transportation of neonates were provided to the biggest Lithuanian health care institutions – Kaunas Clinics, Children Hospital and Klaipeda University Hospital. Modern and spacious vehicles were bought from Lithuanian and Swiss Cooperation Programme “Improvement of perinatal and neonatal health care services in Lithuania” project funds.

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On 28th May 2015 meeting with the heads of 24 hospitals and the persons responsible for the project implementation was held the Ministry of Health. Lithuanian-Swiss Cooperation Programme implementation progress and achieved results were presented and discussed.
Also interim results of patient satisfaction with in-patient services for pregnant, delivering women and newborn babies were presented.

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On 20th May 2015 State Secretary Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Director of the Foreign Economic Affairs Directorate with delegation visited Vilnius Maternity Home where Lithuanian-Swiss cooperation programme is being implemented. Swiss delegation together with the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Health, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Finance  and Vilnius Maternity Hospital director Kornelija Mačiulienė discussed the implementation of Programme.

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On 13th April 2015 representatives of the responsible Swiss Confederation authorities visited Lithuania. Before the annual meeting on 14 April, representatives of the Swiss Confederation, Ministry of Health of Republic of Lithuania, the Ministry of Finance of Republic of Lithuania and the Central Project Management Agency visited Republican Panevėžys hospital where Programmes “Improvement of perinatal and neonatal care services in Lithuania” and “Introduction of energy efficient technologies into the Lithuanian hospitals providing perinatal and neonatal health care services” are being implemented.

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On 16th October, 2014 the Swiss Confederation parliamentary delegation of nine persons together with the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Finance, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Health and representatives of the mentioned ministries visited Vilnius Maternity home hospital and disused the implementation of the Lithuanian – Swiss Cooperation Programme in health sector activities and achieved results.

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On 24-26th September, 2014 representatives of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Nicolaus Lorenz and Gelmius Šiupšinskas visited Lithuania and were evaluating the Programme`s "Improvement of perinatal and neonatal care services in Lithuania" implementation. During their visit together with representative from MoH Trakai hospital and Kaunas Clinics were visited.

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In August, 2014 modern medical equipment reached Lithuanian hospitals participating in Programme "Improvement of perinatal and neonatal care services in Lithuania". Microscopes, operating tables for newborns, sets of instruments for breaking operations of the foetus were installed in Vilnius University Hospital Santariskes Clinics, Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics, Alytus Region S. Kudirkos Hospital, Telsiai Region Hospital, Taurage Hospital, Children‘s Hospital (affiliate of Vilnius University Hospital Santariskes Clinics).

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On 29th April 2014 representatives of the responsible Swiss Confederation authorities visited Lithuania. Before the annual meeting on 30, representatives of the Swiss Confederation, Ministry of Health of Republic of Lithuania, the Ministry of Finance of Republic of Lithuania and the Central Project Management Agency visited Lithuanian health care facilities where Programmes “Improvement of perinatal and neonatal care services in Lithuania” and “Introduction of energy efficient technologies into the Lithuanian hospitals providing perinatal and neonatal health care services” are being implemented.

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On 16th January 2014 11.30 a.m at Vilnius Maternity Hospital (Tyzenhauzų str. 18A, Vilnius) The Ministry of Health prepared lunch for journalists. The Minister of Health Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis, Swiss ambassador Markus N. P. Dutly and Vilnius Maternity Hospital director Kornelija Mačiulienė discussed the implementation of Lithuania - Swiss Cooperation Programme.

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Medical equipment already reached all hospitals participating in Programme "Improvement of perinatal and neonatal care services in Lithuania". We invite you to share moments

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In September 2013 the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania and the public establishment Central Project Management Agency took part on-the-spot checks in the hospitals participating in Programme in order to inspect the premises where the works of energy efficient technologies are foreseen. Some moments of this event

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On 10th April 2013 representatives of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, the public establishment Central Project Management Agency and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania took part in the Project’s "Improvement of perinatal and neonatal care services in Lithuania" Partners’ meeting organized by the project manager Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics. Find the moments from this meeting

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On 12th June 2012 the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania, the public establishment Central Project Management Agency and the Lithuanian hospitals and their branches providing perinatal and neonatal health care services signed the implementation agreements for 17 projects of the programmes “Improvement of perinatal and neonatal health care services in Lithuania” and “Introduction of energy efficient technologies into the Lithuanian hospitals providing perinatal and neonatal health care services” under the Lithuanian–Swiss Cooperation Programme which is aimed to reduce economic and social disparities within the enlarged European Union.
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  On 9 February 2012 the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania, the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania and the public establishment Central Project Management Agency signed the implementation agreements for the programmes “Improvement of perinatal and neonatal health care services in Lithuania” and “Introduction of energy efficient technologies into the Lithuanian hospitals providing perinatal and neonatal health care services” under the Lithuanian–Swiss Cooperation Programme which is aimed to reduce economic and social disparities within the enlarged European Union.
 

On 20 December 2011 the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania signed the support agreements with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs on the allocation of support for the implementation of the programmes “Improvement of perinatal and neonatal health care services in Lithuania” and “Introduction of energy efficient technologies into the Lithuanian hospitals providing perinatal and neonatal health care services” in 2012–2016.
For more information, please see the website of the Ministry of Finance at: http://www.finmin.lt/web/finmin/ch/parama/teises_aktai

On 28 April 2011 the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania released written information that the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation had approved the final project proposals prepared by the Ministry of Health for the programmes “Improvement of perinatal and neonatal health care services in Lithuania” and “Introduction of energy efficient technologies into the Lithuanian hospitals providing perinatal and neonatal health care services”.

 

Last updated: 01-06-2017