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"Woman's Health" Round Table Session

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Dr. L. Yevtushok,
UABDP Medical Director

On January 30, 2002 the Women Union in Rivne organized and held the round table session under the title "Woman's Health". Over 50 women took part in the session. Among them there were teachers, medical workers, businesswomen, and Rivne journalists.

Following problems were analyzed:

  1. Women' mortality and illnesses.
  2. Comedocarcinoma diagnosis and prevention.
  3. Sexually transmitted infections.
  4. Population reproductive health.
  5. Neural tube defects and other birth defects prevention using folic acid.

The Round Table Presidium
The Round Table Presidium

The speakers were:

  1. Dr. P. Yakymchuk - Rivne Regional Oncologic Dispensary mammologist.
  2. Dr. N. Manyak - chief doctor of the Rivne Regional Venereologic Dispensary.
  3. Dr. H. Chayka - chief of the Rivne Delivery Department #2.
  4. Dr. L. Yevtushok - chief of the medical - genetic consultation, Ukrainian-American Birth Defects Program (UABDP) medical director.

A lot of the participants took part in the discussion, among them were Dr. M. Dumanovska (deputy chief of the Rivne State Health Administration concerning motherhood and childhood problems) and Mrs. M. Rozhko (chief of the Women Union in Rivne). Mrs. M. Rozhko underlined the great importance and response to the education action, which was held together with the Ukrainian Alliance for the Prevention of birth defects in November 2001 in the Rivne ZAHS (marriage registration institution).

Participants of the Round Table
Participants of the Round Table

The Round table resulted in the accepted resolution that included such propositions and appeals to Rivne authorities as:

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