As Dr. Béla Merkely, Head of the Medical Committee of the upcoming sports event explained, the medical care background of the 17th FINA World Championships will be provided by 550 physicians and health care professionals. Dr. Béla Merkely, Vice-Rector for Clinical Affairs highlighted that the organization of the medical care background of such an event is a complex task. The 17th FINA World Championships starting on July 14 will take place in five different locations, and participants will have competitions in six different sports. The organizers will also have to provide secure circumstances during the trainings as well.
The Medical University of Vienna, which belongs to the world’s leading lung transplantation centres, organized an international expedition with the participation of lung transplant patients for the first time. During the tour the Hungarian members of the expedition successfully managed to climb the highest mountain of Africa, Kilimanjaro (5895 m).