Dreyfus Health Foundation


Established: 2003
Workshops: 7
Follow-up Workshops: 3
Projects: 91
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Contact Information
Vladimir Gordeiko
CBH® National Coordinator
PSBH® National Coordinator
Telephone: (375) 163123322
E-mail: vladimirgordeiko@yahoo.com

Country: Belarus
City: Brest

Yahoo! Facts at a Glance

The objective of the Problem Solving for Better Health® (PSBH®) program in Belarus is to improve health of the people through education, change of attitudes, and direct intervention. The program is carried out as a partnership between DHF and Brest State University. This cooperation was greatly facilitated by Dr. Jan Sobotka, regional coordinator for Europe and the Middle East. A wide range of specialists from many fields, predominantly medicine and education have participated in the country’s workshops.

Belarus became a member of the Communications for Better Health® (CBH®) program in 2004, under the direction of Dr. Vladimir Gordeiko, an environmental health specialist based at Brest State University. The first issue of the Belarussian Health Information Digest was produced at the end of December 2004. The digest is in Russian and contains abstracts from Medline, project information, and a section of original articles, some of which have never been published before. Topics include cancer, dental/oral health, the environment, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, psychology, and tuberculosis. The digest was distributed to medical colleges, universities, libraries, health institutions, and specialized health clinics.

Health/Social Issues Addressed:

Communicable/Infectious Diseases

Parasitic Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs/STIs)



Demographic Groups

Women's Health

Children's Health/Child Care

Economic Issues

Employment/Job Skills/Training

Resources (human, equipment, funding)

Health Care & Policy Issues


Nurses (including students)

Physicians (including students)

Hospitals/Hospital Administration

Communicable/Infectious Diseases

Health Promotion/Lifestyles/Wellness

Health Promotion/Lifestyles

Dental/Oral Health

Substance Abuse



Mental Health

Psychological/Psychiatric Disorders


Noncommunicable Diseases

Endocrine Disorders

Cardiovascular Disorders

Neurological Disorders


Health Promotion/Lifestyles/Wellness

Sensory Function


Social Issues/Services

Interpersonal Relationships

Education/Skill Building

Quality of Life Issues

Women's Health/Reproductive Health

Family Planning

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