Ukrainian SIZO – incurable problems?

In Ukrainian remand units or SIZO, people are falling ill and dying for want of medical assistance, human rights activists and lawyers warn | detail

Visits 1025

Highest statistics for tuberculosis in East and South of Ukraine

According to official statistics, last year 31,807 Ukrainians contracted the disease, this being 7% less than the previous year, and 12% less than the worst year – 2005 | detail

Visits 1098

Vaccinations only with parents’ consent: has anything changed?

The problem has up till now been, and is likely to remain, the fact that if parents do not give consent, the child cannot remain in the school | detail

Visits 692

UN in Ukraine Press-Conference to mark World AIDS Day 2009

Actual government allocations for AIDS in 2009 in Ukraine fell 40% short of the amount named for 2009 in the State AIDS Programme, adopted as law by the Parliament earlier this year | detail

Visits 1406

Spread of HIV/AIDS in the world is abating, not so in Ukraine

According to the latest UNAIDS report, figures are on the rise generally in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. 90% of all new cases of HIV in this region were in Russia and Ukraine. | detail

Visits 1189

Is the HIV/AIDS situation in Ukraine stabilizing?

The International Alliance on Combating HIV-AIDS and UNAIDS say that the rate at which HIV-AIDS is spreading among high-risk groups – injecting drug addicts and women sex workers has slowed down significantly | detail

Visits 1078

No innovation, but profanation

The results of an Accounting Chamber audit of a programme on introducing innovative technologies to provide prosthetic orthopaedic equipment are fairly damning | detail

Visits 872

Conclusions on monitoring of patients’ rights

The monitoring carried out two rural districts of the Kharkiv region shows clearly how empty the words about free medical care are | detail

Visits 793

Do you need to grab for a gun to get a wheelchair from the State?

Thanks to UHHRU and an organization for the disabled, Oleksandr Melnyk, driven to despair by the callous indifference of the authorities and court, has received a pardon – and the wheelchair he shouldn’t have had to fight for | detail

Visits 984

Your health – and ours

With an epidemic raging, who in their right mind would reduce the number of hospital beds, personnel and facilities for fighting the disease? Calling on all who care about their health, football and Euro-2012 to help us force the Kharkiv authorities to come to their senses | detail

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Tuberculosis is the illness, the authorities – the diagnosis

This was just one of the banners displayed during a picket on 24 March organized by KHPG to mark World TB Day and to draw attention to the criminally irresponsible measures taken by the city authorities in radically cutting facilities | detail

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World marks TB Day while the Kharkiv authorities fuel the epidemic

The Kharkiv authorities have, as threatened, closed three tuberculosis units and are planning further reductions. This is despite widespread criticism, including from the Ministry of Health and is in direct violation of a number of laws and the Constitution | detail

Visits 1552

«You’re right!”: Documentary film on patients’ rights

The documentary film is part of the Sixth International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival – – beginning this Friday, 27 March in Kyiv | detail

Visits 1476

Important new website on protecting patients’ rights

It is intended to facilitate effective cooperation between nongovernmental organizations, medical workers, patients’ associations, leading lawyers, journalists and members of the public on protecting rights in the area of healthcare | detail

Visits 986

Kharkiv authorities stubbornly “reorganizing” tuberculosis epidemic

All use the word “reorganization”, clearly aware that the words “reduction” and “closure” are all too brutal – though much closer to the truth | detail

Visits 1885

Start tackling those who push illegal drugs

Representatives of Ukrainian and international NGOs are calling on the authorities responsible for policy on narcotic substances to demonstrate greater transparency and openness | detail

Visits 1274

If the State wants people to drink themselves into the grave, they’re going the right way about it

Every year in Ukraine 40 thousand people die as the result of alcoholism. This approximate figure is named by consultants on alcohol dependence | detail

Visits 1328

7 Pharmaceutical companies suspected of banding together to raise prices. The list could get longer

The Anti-Monopoly Committee’s preliminary findings suggest that a conspiracy between several pharmaceutical companies could have heightened a rise in prices of medicines | detail

Visits 890

Proposed changes to system of insulin supply deferred

The Cabinet of Ministers had been proposing to provide money for insulin to people suffering from diabetes directly. Huge concern had been expressed by doctors and civic organizations, especially given the economic crisis | detail

Visits 825

Fighting or fuelling the tuberculosis epidemic?

The measures being undertaken in Kharkiv leave little scope for questions, except maybe whether the authorities are oblivious or simply indifferent to the catastrophic results they are risking through their actions | detail

Visits 2083

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