On January, 2008 at I. Chavchavadze Hall of the parliament of Georgia was given the presentation of project “Georgia-Ukraine – Ensuring Proper Pain Management and drug accessibility for patients” funded by Open Society Georgia Foundation.
The key topic of the presentation was sharing the experience gained throughout the project implementation.
It was mentioned that many steps have been taken towards development of Palliative Care in Georgia.
Among them of great importance are the amendments to legislation that ensure proper pain management in patients. Furthermore it was stated that successful development of palliative care was promoted by coordinated activities between the state, non-governmental bodies and international donor organizations.
The meeting was finalized with the decision to address the letter on behalf of
Health Care Committee of the Parliament of Georgia to the corresponding Committee of Ukrainian RADA in order to support development of Palliative Care in Ukraine at the state level.
The meeting was attended by project partner organizations and invited guests:
First Lady of Georgia – Ms. Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs;
Giorgi Tsereteli – Chair of the Health Care Committee of the Parliament of Georgia;
Giorgi Gegelashvili – Deputy- Chair of the Health Care Committee of the Parliament of Georgia;
Otar Toidze – Member of the Health Care Committee of the Parliament of Georgia; Mr. Lasha Zaalishvili- OSGF Public Health program Director; Ms. Tinatin Tushishvili – Assistant to OSGF Executive Director; Mr. Rema Ghvamichava – Director of the “Cancer Prevention Center”,
Associate Professor of Tbilisi State Medical University;
Dimitrii Kordzaia – Professor, Director of the Institute of Morphology, Palliative Care National Coordinator
Volf Alexander – Program Director of Ukrainian Association of Palliative Care ; Patients’ Rights and Safety council of Ukraine;
Bobrov Oleg- Professor, Surgeon-oncologist, Deputy -Chair of the Surgery faculty;
Dashchenko Alexei – Pain Management Expert of the Patients’ Rights and Safety council of Ukraine;
Polunina Svetlana – Head of the analytical – information department of Pharmaceutical Industry and Pharmaceutical Administration, Kharkov region;
Serdiuk Victor – Vice- President of the Patients’ Rights and Safety council Of Ukrainel;
Batenko Genadii – Priest of Ukrainian Orthodox Church, surgeon-oncologist;
Bagliuk Dimitrii – Senior operations officer of the department of extraordinary issues at the Ministry of home Affairs of Ukraine.