Posted: 17.03.2023 15:16:00

Maternity and child welfare services remain a hallmark of Belarusian healthcare

Maternity and child welfare services remain the hallmark of Belarusian healthcare, with low levels of infant mortality and progressive reduction of child mortality being maintained. The free IVF programme continues, and there is a decrease in the number of abortions, including due to pre-abortion psychological counselling – as stated by Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich in his report at an expanded meeting of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry.

“We boast an impressive potential of medical science, enabling us to provide a full innovative cycle of scientific research,” the Minister underlined. “There is an increase in the number of candidates of science under the age of 30 and doctors of science under 40, as well as the number of academic degrees awarded (63 academic degrees). This is the best indicator among all industries. The Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (BelMAPO) and medical universities have fulfilled the tasks set for training specialists, while providing almost a third of the export of educational services in the country.”