The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), together with national partners and local medical personnel, inaugurated the renovated building of the Mejvriskhevi village outpatient clinic in Georgia’s Shida Kartli region. The clinic provides vital health services to over 6,000 people, including more than 1,000 children, residing in the villages adjacent to the administrative boundary line with Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia.
The comprehensive refurbishment project included the installation of plumbing, electrical and heating systems, as well the improvement of interior design. Furthermore, the space in the clinic was renovated to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities, promoting inclusivity and equitable healthcare. To further enhance the clinic’s functionality, new furniture and medical equipment were also supplied.
On 21 June, representatives from the EU and UNDP paid a visit to Mejvriskhevi village, where they met with local authorities, communities, and stakeholders to assess the progress of ongoing healthcare initiatives and other support projects. The delegation included Radica Nusdorfer and Kristi Raidma from the European Commission’s DG NEAR, and Anna Chernyshova, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Georgia. Accompanying them were Abiko Abesadze, Deputy State Representative in Shida Kartli Region; Tamaz Shioshvili, Deputy Gori Mayor; and representatives from Georgia’s Government Administration, Health Ministry, and the State Minister’s Office for Reconciliation and Civic Equality.
“The European Union working with international and local partners supports Georgia’s efforts to strengthen essential services and enhance the resilience of local communities affected by conflict. We are proud that with this project we will be able to ensure improved access to health to more than 6,000 people,” said Radica Nusdorfer, Head of Sector in DG NEAR, European Commission.
“At UNDP, we firmly believe in leaving no one behind, especially when it comes to vital services, such as healthcare. The renovation of the outpatient clinic in Mejvriskhevi village ensures inclusive and equitable access to medical care for vulnerable communities, including people displaced or affected by conflict and people with disabilities. UNDP is honored to work with the European Union and our local partners in this transformative initiative,” noted Anna Chernyshova, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Georgia.
The renovation of the outpatient clinic in Mejvriskhevi village has been implemented as part of the EU-funded EU4Dialogue project focused on improving the lives and livelihoods of local communities affected by conflict. This support extends to a range of villages across Georgia where the EU and UNDP help enhance access to healthcare and other basic services for people living alongside administrative boundary lines.