The FINANCIAL — On 18 January 2017, Ambassador of the Czech Republic Tomáš Pernický launched opening of the PCR Molecular Genetics Laboratory, which has been established by the support of the Czech Republic Development Cooperation under the project “New Challenges in Diagnostic Aspects in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in Georgia”.
The project has been implemented by the “International Association for Aid to Children Suffering from Leukemia”.
The accessibility to accurate and effective diagnosis for patients with Leukemia will be a main result of the active cooperation between the several Czech and Georgian partners. Participation of the Czech hospital Motol enabled performance of Molecular-genetic diagnostic tests for children with leukemia and lymphoma for the first time in Georgia.
Molecular diagnostic laboratory is established with donation and support of the Czech Republic Development Cooperation through the project “New challenges in diagnostic aspects in pediatric Hematology/Oncology in Georgia”. The project was implemented with “International Association for Aid to Children Suffering from Leukemia”. Contribution for this laboratory was provided also from charity organization – “American Friends of Georgia” and JSC “Telasi”.
Molecular-genetic diagnostic tests for children with leukemia and lymphoma will be performed in the molecular laboratory for the first time in Georgia. This will significantly improve treatment standards and will give rise to new, updated treatment protocols, which will enable high accuracy adjusted treatment of each patient with leukemia and lymphoma.
Laboratory will function under the cooperation of “International Association for Aid to Children Suffering from Leukemia” and M. Iashvili Children’s Central Hospital.
All the work will be carried out under the supervision of University Hospital in Motol, Prague, Czech Republic. Visit of foreigner specialists and training of staff in University Hospital in Motol is planned in 2017.