National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF) and National Olympic Committee of Lithuania (NOCL) have established a partnership and henceforth will cooperate closely in organising social events. Social events will encourage people to take care about their health and that of their intimates, to pay more attention for disease prevention aiming to preclude threatening diseases as well as to overcome indifference towards healthy life style.
Photo of NHIF – the President of NOCL D. Gudzinevičiūtė and Director of NHIF A. Sasnauskas
signing partnership agreement
Aiming to ensure better audibility of such invitations in certain cases the joint social initiatives of these institutions will involve athletes well-known in Lithuania, who will become the ambassadors of particular news. The athletes well-known in the society and with their winnings glorifying our country are heard and seen by all Lithuania people, thus an invitation from their lips to overcome indifference towards the biggest treasure – health – will be much more effective than regular social advertisements.
Mr. Algis Sasnauskas, Director of NHIF has stated that partnership of NHIF and NOCL is of great importance, as some things appearing impossible from the outside become true with united efforts.
„We have a great mission – to save as much as possible of human lives. Therefore we will encourage our citizens to take care out their health here and now. Suppose, if you have any concerns regarding your health condition, you should see you physician immediately, as you have more chances for cure if insidious disease is diagnosed in its earliest possible stage. This is especially applicable for one of most treacherous disease of this century – cancer. This was proved by scientific research also, thus it is important to take care of your health and that of your intimates constantly. It is especially important to use the opportunities provided by the state – services reimbursed from the budget of National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) saving money in your own pocket" – stated Mr. A. Sasnauskas, the head of NHIC.
Photo of NHIF – the President of NOCL D. Gudzinevičiūtė and Director of NHIF A. Sasnauskas will strive for the collective goal – healthier society.
The President of NOCL Daina Gudzinevičiūtė expects that partnership between NHIF and NOCL as well as authority of athletes will support activities of both institutions in reaching collective goal – healthier society.
„Health and sport are inseparable, therefore this partnership is natural consolidation of the efforts made by two institutions. I am sure that we together can promote preventive health projects and active life style, as one of the options for prevention, in more efficient way. After all, namely sport helps to create healthier society" – stated Mrs. D. Gudzinevičiūtė.
Information about the joint projects of these institutions will be available shortly. Joint social action „Let's outrun a disease" will be soon implemented by NHIF and NOCL. Well-known athletes will invite men and women to participate proactively in the preventive programmes implemented in Lithuania – for cervical, breast, prostate and colorectal cancer as well as cardiovascular diseases. The examinations carried out within the framework of these programmes are offered for people covered by compulsory health insurance for free, as all costs are paid by NHIF.
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