On November 23, 2015 was launched an experimental training program for medical staff from Dnipropetrovsk and Poltava, which was jointly initiated by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania and the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania in Dnipropetrovsk with the support and consent of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration. This pilot project will mark the practical implementation of reforms in Ukraine in the sphere of the health care towards the "Psycho-social rehabilitation" in accordance with the norms and standards of the European Union. Such assistance to Ukraine is carried out under the general course of the Lithuanian government in the European integration aspirations along with the help in solving pressing problems because of the military conflict in the east of Ukraine.
During 5 working days in a closed mode in a suburban complex of our region, the intensive training for 30 participants from Dnipropetrovsk and Poltava regions with the specialists from Lithuania will be conducted. It is assumed that training will be carried out in five main areas: a psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse, social worker, and the new for Ukraine specialty – erhoterapevt. The employees of public hospitals as well as a small proportion of doctors volunteer for different specialties have been involved for the training , who altruistically have been assisting the injured combatants and members of their families . The participants have to start a new practice of medical care upon the completion of the course in their institutions that will be determined as appropriate and not contradicted for Ukrainian legislation established standards.
It is assumed that after the expiry of one month after graduation, Lithuanian specialists will come back to Ukraine to monitor the practical implementation of the acquired knowledge and skills of Ukrainian physicians in their jobs. After to the results, the Lithuanian side will define whether the program contains a positive sense for the realities of Ukrainian medical sphere or not and will decide the possibility to continue and to expand further.