Gesundheit von Mutter und Kind

Projekt abgeschlossen
Neugeborenes Kind unter Leuchtstofflampe
Durch verbesserte medizinische Ausrüstung soll die Sterblichkeitsrate von Neugeborenen gesenkt werden © SECO/DEZA SECO/SDC

In 27 litauischen Spitälern fördert die Schweiz die Weiterbildung des Gesundheitspersonals und die Modernisierung veralteter Spitalinfrastrukturen. Ergänzend dazu wird in mindestens 24 dieser Spitäler die Energieeffizienz erhöht. Dadurch werden die Rahmenbedingungen für gebärende Frauen und Neugeborene stark verbessert.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Soziale Sicherheit erhöhen
Modernisierung von Spitälern
01.11.2011 - 14.06.2017
CHF  26’600’000

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.


Birth rate in Lithuania has been decreasing since 1992. In 2006 it was reported at 9.2 per 1’000 inhabitants (one of the lowest in the EU), but the rate of infant mortality was 6.84 deaths per 1’000 live births. Perinatal mortality - 7.26 deaths per 1’000 live births - and the neonatal mortality rate stood at 3.92 per 1’000 live births. These rates are well above EU average rates, which are 5.06, 6.16 and 3.33 accordingly. Most of infants (37 %) died from diseases that emerged during the perinatal period while 34 % died from congenital defects. Therefore, the National Health Programme of Lithuania requires that special attention must be given to the reduction of the infant mortality rate. The measures envisaged by this Programme will contribute towards achieving the level of health related indicators reported by EU 15 countries.


The overall objective of the Programme is to meet the World Health Organisation’s recommendations, EU directives and international standards regarding neonatal and perinatal health care services in Lithuania.

Specific objectives are to reach:

  • Pregnant women and maternal mortality rate down to 5.36 (per 1000 live births), neonatal mortality rate down to 2.63.
  • 20’000 delivering women have access to upgraded quality services.
  • Improved patients’ satisfaction with conditions in hospital




  • Medical staff working in perinatal and neonatal sectors
  • Pregnant women
  • Delivering women
  • Neonates and Infants




  • Medical equipment will be improved in 22 hospitals.
  • Special transport vehicles for newborns are being provided for three hospitals located in isolated areas.
  • Specialists are being trained in the use of modern technologies.
  • Diagnosis and treatment guidelines are being developed to standardise and systematise the most important pathological conditions.
  • A comprehensive database of patient data is being developed.

Erreichte Resultate:  

  • The continuous training of medical personnel and the modernization of the infrastructure in 27 Lithuanian hospitals
  • 24 hospitals increased as well there energy efficiency
  • Essential medical equipment as well as equipment for specialized obstetric and neo-natological services was supplied to 27 hospitals
  • Recent patient satisfaction surveys showed that patient satisfaction has almost doubled compared with 2010 (28% in 2010 and 51% in 2016)
  • Neonatal mortality rate decreased from 2.5 in 2012 to 2.3 in 2016

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Schweizer Beitrag an die erweiterte EU
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Ausländische staatliche Institution
  • Central State of South East

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    26’600’000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    26’562’644

Phase 1 01.11.2011 - 14.06.2017   (Completed)