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Minsk Women’s Wellness Center Goal: women’s and adolescents reproductive health improvement Victoria Lozuyk Director Established:1998 Republic of Belarus.

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1 Minsk Women’s Wellness Center Goal: women’s and adolescents reproductive health improvement Victoria Lozuyk Director Established:1998 Republic of Belarus

2 Our partners –Magee Women’s Hospital Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

3 Our partners – Women’s Health Center Mozyr, Gomel region

4 Our partners- NGO «Woman and Family» NGO «Woman and Family» Is created to improve the life quality and health of woman and her family by increasing the level of social and cultural life.

5 Why did we come to that? The neeed to expand accessible and comprehensive reproductive health care services for women. The necessity to increase the population IEC level on reproductive rights and duties. The necessity to create the responsible reproductive behavior among adults and teens The necessity to increase the women’s self-consciousness, and participation in the life of society The necessity to eradicate all forms of violence against women The necessity to create responsible parenthood and the strengthen the family institute

6 The stages of the development  preparation for setting up the center  May opening of the WWC in Minsk  May evaluation of the results and preparation for the opening of Mozyr WWC  Community involvement in health care programs  Creating common vision and team-building  April the opening of the Mozyr WWC  January registration of NGO “Woman and Family ”

7 Why Mozyr?  Gomel region- post-Chernobyl area  The insufficient IEC level in the community  The highest level of pregnancy terminations in the RB  The highest level of teen abortions in the RB  High level of the oncological morbidity of the reproductive organs  The necessity to improve the primary health care in regions  Space available in the outpatient clinic  Support of the local professional society  Support of the local authorities

8 Why NGO Why NGO? Regions involvement Mobilization of local resources The need to integrate the efforts of professionals and community members Flexibility and independence in the design out and implementation of the programs Involvement of additional funds

9 Today we are  Medical services  Educational programs  Fee-for-service  Methodological work  Team with common vision

10 Working principles · Emphasis on prevention · Quality · Accessibility · Self-financing · Continuity · Flexibility · Initiative

11 Demographic data

12 Reproductive health data

13 Strategy of the long-term sustainability  The future continuation of partnership programs  The collaboration with local authorities and Ministry of Health of the RB  Community involvement in health care programs  The expansion of accesible primary health care services  The development of preventive programs  The transition to self - financing

14 The tactic  Combining the efforts of the Minsk and Mozyr WWCs  Development of the business-plan.  The expansion of services for fee in the existing centers  The expansion of educational program for the community.  Mass-media coverage  Cooperation with the NGO “Woman and Family”  Development and implementation of the breast cancer screening program  The creation of reproductive health database in the RB  Continuing the cooperation with international NGOs

15 The expected result  Improvement of reproductive health  Expansion of partnership ideas in other regions of the RB  Increase of the family planning services accessibility  Improvement of medical care quality  Mobilization of additional financial sources  Increase of the IEC level among health professionals and community members on the reproductive health issues  Active participation of women in community life, increase of women’s self-consciousness, the development of women’s leadership skills  Strengthening of the family institute and the development of the responsible parenthood attitude

16 Perspectives  Joint activity of the NGO and government institutions in the implementation of reproductive health projects in the RB  Expansion of regional activities with NGO “Woman and Family”  Financial independence  Establishment reproductive health center for adolescents  Implementation of the breast cancer screening program  Creation of a reproductive health foundation


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