Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

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 2280

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 2141

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

Visits 1700

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 2010

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

Visits 2156

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 2008

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 2088

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 1369

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 1267

Call to provide antiretroviral drugs for people with HIV in custody

A representative of the International Alliance on AIDS / HIV in Ukraine points to a number of cases where people living with HIV or ill with AIDS have been deprived of the right to receive prescribed medication when held in custody. | detail

Visits 1263

Can a person suffering from tuberculosis get a job?

Only 28% of those receintly surveyed know that diagnosis and treatment for tuberculosis are free of charge, and over 30% consider treatment an expensive luxury | detail

Visits 1207

Save a child’s life – place a banner on your site!

The Ukrainian Open Association working with children suffering from cancer has turned to the “Internet community” [that’s all of us, by the way] asking that we help to publicize their site. .A small banner on your website can save a life is the message they (and we) want to pass on. | detail

Visits 1475

Internet legal consultations in Ivano-Frankivsk for people living with HIV

As well as providing legal advice and help with applications etc, lawyers will also be accompanying people in court proceedings over cases of discrimination and other infringements of their rights | detail

Visits 1521

Those in high places travel abroad for medical treatment

One can with justification ask what this says about politicians’ incentive to improve health care for those whose interests they are elected to represent | detail

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