In the former Soviet Union, only two medical centres existed in Moscow and St. Petersburg where children with malignant haematological and oncological diseases were treated according to modern therapeutic methods. In 1993, due to the support of the German humanitarian organisation "Children of Tschernobyl" and the paediatric haematologic department of the University of Frankfurt, modern treatment protocols for malignant haematologic diseases had been introduced to the paediatric haematologic department of the multifunctional Republic Hospital. At the end of 1993 and the beginning of 1994 the Federal Republic of Germany delivered urgently needed drugs and equipment to the paediatric department of haematology as part of humanitarian aid efforts.
The aim of the project was to develop a proposal for a technical cooperation project for the improvement of the quality of diagnostic and therapeutical services in the field of child malignant haematologic diseases according to international standards in close collaboration with the Ministry and Republic Hospital. - Analyse the target group and environment - Analyse the health sector including health policy and health services infrastructure, the maintenance system, drug supply, staff requirements and training needs, information, education and communication (IEC) activities and the role of the community - Develop a rough cost estimate of priority activities within the given financial framework.