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 2108

Update on critical situation with anti-tuberculosis units in the Kharkiv region

If the inpatient facilities of City Clinic No. 1 are cut, then the funding for the regional units will have to cover patients from the city. At present the region’s anti-tuberculosis units have 1070 inpatient places and 380 places in sanatoriums this being clearly not sufficient | detail

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Recklessly irresponsible reduction in anti-tuberculosis units in Kharkiv

KHPG is sounding the alarm over an extraordinary and highly dangerous reduction in anti-tuberculosis facilities in the city. | detail

Visits 1914

Money for insulin to go straight to those with diabetes

Proposed changes to the system providing insulin have met with a mixed response, and it seems less than clear that those with diabetes would be better off | detail

Visits 957

Criticism over plans to introduce payment for medical services in Kyiv

While in practice the provision of free healthcare services is subject to economic constraints, , it remains, nonetheless, illegal to impose official fees for medical services | detail

Visits 855

Ukraine in seventh place in Europe for cases of tuberculosis

Ukraine is in seventh position in the WHO European region after Russia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, Moldova and Kazakhstan for the number of cases of tuberculosis among the population | detail

Visits 1787

Bureaucratic torment for the disabled abolished

From now on people with disabilities will only need to undergo a medical examination once in order to obtain technical rehabilitation aids, and not once a year | detail

Visits 1036

The right to education and of freedom of movement violated in Crimean villages

The Crimean Prosecutor is demanding that the government of the autonomous republic take urgent measures to safeguard the rights of residents of the Crimea to education, medical care and freedom of movement. | detail

Visits 1733

UNAIDS warns of serious AIDS situation in Ukraine

According to the UN programme on AIDS [UNAIDS], the AIDS epidemic in Ukraine is the most dangerous in Europe with its prevalence standing at more than 1.63% | detail

Visits 1557

Mortality rate in Ukraine critically high

Ukrainian scientists say that the mortality rate in Ukraine is the highest in the world. Among the reasons they give are smoking, alcoholism, but also a lack of spiritual values | detail

Visits 1378

Drug abuse has risen significantly over the last five years

Whereas in 2003, there were 119 thousand addicts registered, the figure now stands at 173 thousand, with five thousand minors among these | detail

Visits 922

Minister calls AIDS epidemic in Ukraine the worst in Europe and Central Asia

Of particular concern is the active spread of the epidemic through central regions relatively untouched before | detail

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The Dnipropetrovsk region needs help in fighting HIV/AIDS

The Dnipropetrovsk region has the second fastest rising number of people with HIV, and yet the facilities are grossly inadequate with the only centre available seriously overstretched | detail

Visits 1588

Find somebody to blame – like the victim

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union is calling for a proper investigation into a terrible accident in which a child was electrocuted. Up till now local officials, aided by the Prosecutor, have done nothing to ensure that lessons are learned | detail

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Global Fund to Fight AIDS could withdraw funding

According to the Head of the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS Coordination Council Ukraine has failed to meet its commitment to introduce a programme for methadone replacement therapy for drug addicts | detail

Visits 1474

Presidential Decree on combating AIDS and tuberculosis not being implemented

The envisaged nationwide clinic for children with HIV/AIDS, for example, and referral laboratory attached to the Ukrainian Centre for Prevention and Combating AIDS of the Ministry of Health have not been created | detail

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Criminal prosecution hampering the fight against AIDS

Amendments to the relevant Ministry of Health Order are needed to ensure that people have access to treatment and social services, to reduce the crime level and slow down the spread of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and hepatitis | detail

Visits 1534

U.N.’s AIDS Epidemic Report for 2007 says AIDS is on the rise in Ukraine

Of the 150 thousand people recently infected with HIV in the former Soviet Union, 90% were in two countries - Russia and Ukraine. Of these, 66% of the cases were in Russia | detail

Visits 1550

Nail on the coffin of hopes for decent treatment

On 18 October civic organizations of people living with HIV/AIDS and doctors held a protest outside the Ministry of Health. Their message was clear: Corruption = DEATH | detail

Visits 991

Nobody knows and they’re not trying to find out

The Ministry of Health does not know how many cases there are of hepatitis in Ukraine. No statistics are being kept, and no government funding is allocated for diagnosis and treatment of either hepatitis B or C | detail

Visits 878

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