Serving People, Improving Health Project: Distance is no longer a barrier to heart disease diagnosis and treatment in Zaporizhzhia oblast All 32 primary healthcare centers in Zaporizhzhia oblast were provided with the necessary equipment – computers, electrocardiographs and USB flash drives for storing ECGs – for offering remote medical consultations to patients from rural and remote areas. In a relatively short period, this practice has already saved the lives of many heart disease patients in the region. The equipment was purchased and delivered to the primary healthcare centers in Zaporizhzhia oblast under the ‘Improving medical care to patients with diseases of the circulatory system in the Zaporizhzhia oblast’ subproject of the Serving People, Improving Health joint project of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine with the World Bank.
Serving People, Improving Health Project: 1,000 medical interventions performed in new cardiovascular center in Rivne The first Cardiovascular Center in Rivne oblast opened in February 2018. The healthcare specialists of the Cardiovascular Center of the Rivne Region Clinical Hospital (RRCH) have performed about 1,000 medical interventions over the past nine months. The center was opened and provided with all necessary equipment, medicines, and supplies under the ‘Increase the effectiveness of treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases in Rivne region for the period of 2015-2020’ subproject of the Serving People, Improving Health joint project of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine with the World Bank.