Mongolia Develops Organ Transplantation On Par with Developed Countries

2024-05-24 18:16:49

Ulaanbaatar, May 24, 2024 /MONTSAME/. The Fourth International Congress of Organ Transplantation 2024 (ICOT-2024) is being held under the theme "Transplantation Enhanced by Innovation" in Ulaanbaatar from May 24-25, 2024.


Head of Regulatory Department of Cell, Tissue, and Organ Transplantation of the Center for Health Development of Mongolia, State Honored Doctor P.Batchuluun stated, "According to an international study our country ranks 41st out of 93 countries performing cell, tissue, and organ transplantation surgeries. In terms of the treatment outcomes, we are on par with developed countries and above the overall average. As the need to enhance the knowledge and skills of the medical staff leading these treatments and to improve equipment is continuously increasing, it is necessary to constantly increase the funding."

Mr. Batchuluun also mentioned that the Draft Law on Organ Transplantation submitted to the Parliament is expected to bring legal advancements once approved.

ICOT-2024 is attended by 20 guest professors from over 10 countries, along with Mongolian surgeons and medical professionals specializing in cell, tissue, and organ transplantation. The conference discussion covers issues including evaluating the current outcomes of transplantation treatments, introducing new advanced technologies and innovations, and continuing research to reach a new level. The first International Conference on Cell, Tissue, and Organ Transplantation was initiated and organized by the Mongolian Organ Transplantation Association in 2015. Since then, Regulatory Department of Cells, Tissues, and Organs Transplantation of the Health Development Center along with the kidney, liver, and stem cell transplantation teams of the First Central Hospital, have co-organized the conference three times.

Mongolia introduced organ transplantation treatment, a new advanced technology in medical science, in 1996. Subsequently, the First Central Hospital started kidney transplants in 2006, liver transplants in 2011, and bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants in 2014. The National Cancer Center began liver transplants in 2018. Additionally, the National Center for Maternal and Child Health (NCMCH) of Mongolia performs pediatric liver transplants in collaboration with the First Central Hospital.

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