Society

Grodno social policy is aimed at achieving high quality of economic development and ensuring apt standards of living.

Welfare enhancement is achieved by means of economic growth and consolidation. Our joint efforts are focused on the areas that directly define citizens’ standard of living. Particular attention is paid to health, education and culture sectors support.
We successfully put into practice family and youth support programs. There is a vast range of welfare recipients in Grodno - war veterans, retirees, financially challenged citizens, students, large and single-parent families.

Recently, much has been done to ensure culture and art development as well as conservation and usage of Grodno’s rich historical and cultural heritage.

Social sphere in Grodno addresses a wide range of matters.

In particular, it settles the issues of general secondary and professional education, and also provides citizens with therapeutic and preventive health care.

In recent years, Municipal Clinic in the residential neighborhood Devyatovka has been brought into service as well as the rehabilitation treatment unit with the Central Municipal Clinic. The conditions of a number of maternity welfare centers and dispensaries have been improved. Modern high-tech equipment has been installed in a number of medical institutions. Owing to the recent reconstruction of operating theaters and emergency units today Grodno doctors cary out unique operations.

Active construction of multiple community facilities in Grodno provides for the city’s infrastructure up-grade as well as better standards of living.

Institutions of higher learning, with an enrollment of more than thirty thousand students, colleges and lycées, gymnasiums and schools make the city a major educational and scientific center of the county. The network of pre-school education is growing. The City Center for Correction and Development Training and Rehabilitation is also a success.

There are special pre-school and remedial instruction centers and special schools for children with hearing and visual impairments.

Since 2003 the infant mortality rate in the city of Grodno decreased by 2 times. This figure is comparable to the level of EU countries. Improvement of living conditions contributed to the fact that over the past 5 years the birth rate has increased by more than 30 percent.

Particular attention is paid to elderly citizens welfare. There are more than seventy thousand old-aged pensioners in Grodno. The "House of the veterans", centers for elderly and disabled people function in full force. Center for ONFA offers an overnight stay and also addresses the problems of employment and social integration of homeless people.

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