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Visit at University Hospital Motol

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Visit of several projects supported from Norway Grants, programme CZ11 – „Public Health Initiatives“, was held on 11th of May.

One day visit was attended by representatives of Financial Mechanism Office in Brussels, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Prague, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance.

University Hospital Motol was the first of visited places, where three ongoing projects are financed from the Norway Grants 2009 – 2014. Representatives were informed about every project through the presentation of managers of project promoters.

1.Support of the activities of the National Coordination Center for the prevention of injuries, violence and child safety

Project coordinator Alena Švancarová at the beginning of her presentation introduced general activities of the Center for the prevention of injuries, violence and child safety. This center was founded in 2011 and its main focus is to prevent child injuries - intentional or unintentional. More information can be found on the website of the center.

The first outcome of the approved project is the support of programme called Safety school.

Other objective is to create:

Short cartoon videos, where the reasons of most common injuries will be presented with the possibility how to avoid them (the visual design is already processing by the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague)

Games and Web pages, as the prevention of accidents and suicidal behaviour.

Part of the grant will be also used for the renovation and equipping of workplace (lecture room, office).

2.Multidisciplinary Care Center for Children with Perinatal Risk Situation

The main objective of this project is to observe children with perinatal difficulties (e.g. children weights less than 1500 grams after their birth) for more than one year. These children will be registered in Multidisciplinary Care Center and specialists can monitor their psychomotor development, vaccinations, nutritional status, etc. More about the project can be found on our website.

3.National Coordinating Center for rare diseases at the University Hospital Motol

University Hospital Motol is the most visited and specialized place in the Czech Republic in the treatment of rare diseases. Doctors from NCCRD (National Coordinating Center for rare diseases) treat the illnesses as Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Tarlov Cyst, Sarcoidosis, Pompe disease, and others.

Hospital has special scanning machine, which was purchased from the Norway Grants. Thanks to this machine, specialists can take perfect picture of patient’s face and based on results of the device very soon recognize what kind of disease patient has.

NCCRD is not only focused on the diagnosis of the disease and its treatment. Other objective of this project is to have practical courses for family with ill member. Courses are focused on practical thing as – how to change the flat, prepare the special food, adapt at school etc.

You can read more on project’s website.

National Coordinating Center for rare diseases also cooperates with Czech Association for Rare Diseases.