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Together for saving lives. Integrated Polish-Ukrainian system of first aid in the area of the border





Project type

Regular project






3.1 Support to the development of health protection and social services




Bieszczadzki Poviat (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland)


Independent Public Healthcare Centre in Ustrzyki Dolne (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland)
Staryi Sambir Regional Council (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)
Municipal non-profit enterprise of Starosambir district council "Starosambir central district hospital" (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)

TOTAL BUDGET 2 654 202.91 € ENI CO-FUNDING 2 403 592.62 €
DURATION 61 months 02.10.2018 - 01.11.2023

Project description

Neighbouring Bieszczadzki Poviat and the Staryi Sambir Raion share similar healthcare problems – poor technical condition of medical equipment or ambulances and weak adapting of healthcare services to the patients’ needs. The common cause of death among the inhabitants of the area are cardiovascular diseases, cancer and accidents. Higher traffic in Smolnica– Krościenko border point requires medical aid also directly at the border.

The HealthOnTheBorderPLUA project aims at challenging the threats and barriers in healthcare services not only for the residents of cross-border regions, but also the people crossing the border. In Ustrzyki Dolne the modernization of the hospital will be provided – a modern, fully equipped and functional emergency room will be created (three stations with a set of medical devices, new operating theatre etc.). Moreover, updated devices for cardiovascular disease and cancer diagnosis will be purchased, used later in cross-border diagnostic programs. The project activities in hospital in Staryi Sambir will concern the replacement of old equipment and retrofitting new to the existing hospital wards. The purchase of a new ambulance and medical devices for cardiovascular disease and cancer diagnosis, will be provided as well. Additionally, the medical personnel of both hospitals will expand their knowledge and skills during joint meetings and training sessions.

Modernization and equipping of hospitals in Ustrzyki Dolne and Staryi Sambir will ensure access to broad cardiovascular and cancer diagnostics, provide new quality medical services for residents and tourists of cross-border area. Joint trainings and exchange of experiences will increase the competence of medical personnel on both sides of the border. Thanks to the project realization the common procedures of cross-border medical assistance will be introduced for citizens of the Polish-Ukrainian borderland.


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