On 17 September 2020, at the Rooms Hotel in Tbilisi, the EU launched a Twinning project “Strengthening Blood Safety System in Georgia” with the total budget of the project being 1.3 million EUR.
Georgia is the beneficiary country of the project and the project is being implemented by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, the National Public Health Laboratory of Lithuania, and the Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The project will provide support to public health policies and programmes, particularly in the field of communicable diseases and blood transfusion. The legal framework in the field of blood safety will be revised/updated, and an assessment of the blood banks will be performed within the framework of the project. The Lithuanian and Dutch colleagues will assist the Georgian side in strengthening national capacity, reorganizing the blood transfusion service, creating new laboratory potential, and transitioning to the voluntary blood donation model.
Upcoming plans consider retraining human resources within the project’s framework, to which end experts from the project’s partner countries will conduct training and seminars in Georgia. During the study visit, the Georgian specialists will also acquire first-hand experience of the capabilities and specifics of the work of relevant state authorities and other key stakeholders in the partner EU member states.
Ceremony was welcomed by high-level officials: The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, and the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, diplomats from the EU Delegation in Georgia and the Embassies of the Republic of Lithuania and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, as well as the project leader from the Junior Partner Member State, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and other experts who participate in the project.
Participants had opportunities to discuss activities to be implemented within the framework of the project and their expected results.
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