Cabinet of Ministers evicts HIV/AIDS Clinic
Human rights groups believe that this is at the wish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate [UOC MP] which controls Pecherska Lavra, and are planning a “lie-down” protest outside the Cabinet of Ministers
Another old criminal case resurrected against human rights activist
The Head of the Crimean branch of YUZER – the Ukrainian Organization for the Disabled and Users of Psychiatric Care, Andrei Fedosov, has been detained by police officers in the Vinnytsa region
Rights violations in Crimean psychiatric institutions
Human Rights Watch has addressed a letter to the Prosecutor General expressing concern over threats to A. Fedosov, a disability activist apparently connected with his efforts to highlight the conditions in Crimean psychiatric institutions
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 shouldnt have had to fight for
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
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
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
«Youre right!”: Documentary film on patients rights
The documentary film is part of the Sixth International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival – Docudays.ua – beginning this Friday, 27 March in Kyiv
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
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
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