Kovo 24-oji - pasaulinė tuberkuliozės diena, kurios šūkis „Susitelkę įveikime TB“. Pasaulio sveikatos organizacijos duomenimis, Europos regione TB išlieka pagrindiniu visuomenės sveikatos iššūkiu. 2015 m. Europoje registruota 323 tūkst. naujų TB susirgimo atvejų (su atkryčiais) bei 32 tūkst. mirčių nuo tuberkuliozės. Dauguma (85 proc.) naujų TB atvejų, įskaitant atkryčius ir 91 proc. mirčių nuo TB registruojami aštuoniolikoje šalių, į kurių sąrašą patenka ir Lietuva.
Panevezys district municipality public health bureau together with Utena district municipality public health bureau and administration of Moletai district municipality implementing project ,,Improvement of the provision of health care services in Molėtų, Panevėžio ir Utenos rajonų schools and pre-school education institutions" in order to improve and protect public health, reduce health inequities and implement public health functions assigned to municipalities by legal acts. On the strength of this project it will be developed infrastructure of public health services. Also it will increase accessibility and improve their quality. The primary aim of this project is to improve work environment and create advantageous work conditions for public health workers in educational institutions by repairing old health offices and establishing new ones with all necessary and useful tools for proper health promotion.
In 2014 public health bureaus expanded work field and started to provide services not only for high schools but for preschools as well. Due to that fact there are no health offices at preschools. Unfortunately, situation in high schools is poor too. Health offices are old, partly equipped or not equipped at all. Some of them have never been repaired or are not suitable for hygiene and safety standarts. Devices, tools and all inventory are old, shabby and some of them even useless.
In Moletai district there are 12 educational institutions and only 6 of them have health offices. In the time of this project it will be established 6 new health offices (1 at preschool). In Panevezys district there are 26 educational institutions and only 12 of them have health offices. In the time of this project it will be established 9 new health offices (4 at preschool), 4 will be repaired (1 at preschool). In Utena district there are 25 educational institutions and 19 of them have health offices. In the time of this project it will be repaired 5 health offices (2 at preschool).
Considering of the amount of received funds, there will be arranged ordinary repair of health offices. All offices will be furnished and provided with required medical and preventive tools and devices for proper health promotion.
The target group of this project are children and public health workers from educational institutions in Moletai, Panevezys and Utena district municipalities.
Without refundable support of 2009-2014 Norwegian financial mechanism, partners are not able to implement this project.