12 August 2019

For the prevention of women's diseases, their timely diagnosis and treatment, a medical and social project “Women's Health Marathon - 2019" will be launched in Minsk on August 5, the correspondent of the "Minsk-News" agency reports.


“To participate in the project, we invited the leading doctors of our country as experts in the field of obstetrics, gynecology, neonatology (doctors specializing in newborns), oncology,” says Iryna Ikanastasava, the chief obstetrician-gynecologist of Minsk. “We want to stir up our women so that they think about their health. Target them at prevention, diagnosis of diseases and timely access to doctors”.

Large shopping and entertainment centers located in the center of the capital and at the Aŭtazavodskaja metro station will join medical institutions. What to expect? Free consultations with a gynecologist, mammologist, endocrinologist, cardiologist and other experts in the field of women's health. Saturday days, afternoon.

“In shopping centers, we will give certificates to the project participants (most likely, winners and prize-winners of various thematic competitions. — Author note) for a full examination in the gynecological departments of the capital’s hospitals,” adds I. Ikanastasava.

“On August 5 from 10:00 to 14:00 in the 1st clinic, doctors will talk about women's health in reproductive age (when a woman is able to conceive and give birth to a baby. — Author note),” continues I. Ikanastasava. “In particular, on the management of pregnancy with diseases of the heart, blood vessels, diabetes”.

In addition, participants of the marathon will learn about the prevention and early diagnosis of cervical cancer, breast cancer.

On August 6, from 10:00 to 14:00 — in maternity hospital №2. There, guests will learn about the causes of infertility and assisted reproductive technologies in the 21st century, including the possibilities of IVF (in vitro fertilization).

August 7 from 10:00 to 14:00 — in maternity hospital at the 6th hospital. Women will be told about preparation for partner births, breastfeeding, prevention and treatment of postpartum mastitis, aesthetic gynecology.

On August 8, from 10:00 to 14:00 — in the regional maternity hospital, where they will talk about the modern possibilities of prenatal diagnosis, the types of childbirth, the anesthesia used, and the care of the newborn.

August 21 from 10:00 to 14:00 at the Palace of Culture of Veterans — lectures on menopause and the benefits of hormone therapy.

For reference

The medical and social project “Women's Health Marathon - 2019” will be held in Minsk in August with the support of the Health Committee and the Committee on Labor, Employment and Social Protection of the Minsk City Executive Committee, medical associations, charitable and public organizations.

It is expected that over 5,000 teenage girls and over 10,000 women of different ages will attend. In addition, the planned participation of 100 doctors, 50 volunteers (medical students, clinical residents, interns).