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Deputy Minister of Health of Belarus Vyacheslav Shilo visits USA


On March 5, 2019 Belarusian delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus Vyacheslav Shilo commenced a visit to USA. The purpose of the visit is developing humanitarian projects with American charitable organizations and establishing contacts with leading U.S. medical institutions.

During the visit a meeting was held in Colorado with the Head of Project C.U.R.E charitable organization Dr. Douglas Jackson. Following the meeting, a memorandum was signed, providing for shipment of medical devices to Belarus free of charge.

In Utah the delegation familiarized with the work of humanitarian center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has been cooperating with the Republic of Belarus for a long time in providing charitable assistance.

Delegation members were invited to Intermountain Healthcare – a leading clinic of the state. Medical director of the clinic Dr. Mark Ott spoke in detail about principles and features of medical care in Utah, introduced the work of departments of oncology, medical radiology, emergency care and intensive care. After that a conversation took place on topical health problems in both countries.

The delegation also includes Charge d’Affaires, a.i. of Belarus in the U.S. Pavel Shidlovsky and Doctor of medical sciences, Head of the Department of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Oncology and Medical Radiology Sergei Polyakov.