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
Nobody knows and theyre 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
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.
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
Save a childs life – place a banner on your site!
The Ukrainian Open Association working with children suffering from cancer has turned to the “Internet community” [thats 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.
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
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
Some cheering figures on the AIDS front in Ukraine
According to the Head of the Regional Centre for Prevention and Treatment of AIDS Stanislav Servetsky, the number of deaths from AIDS In the Odessa region during 2006 fell by 50%.
Experts warn of misused funds destined for fighting AIDS
A representative of the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS warns that while the corrupt deals which marred Ukraines reputation have stopped, the procedure for tenders is still not transparent
The situation with healthcare is critical
KHPG, in monitoring healthcare services, plans in the next months to establish how transparent in fact the expenditure on central district hospitals is, what modern equipment they have, whether they have ambulance teams and cars and how able they are to send doctors to each populated area, as well as whether they have sufficient supplies of blood.
AIDS in Ukraine spreading faster than almost anywhere else in Europe
Today, 1 December, is World AIDS Day. According to UNAIDS and WHO figures 90% of all cases of HIV infection in Eastern Europe and Central Asia are in Russia and Ukraine.
Sugar Diabetes: not a sweet life
The state took upon itself the task of providing the insulin-dependent part of the population with medication. This is a commitment that cannot be neglected, with peoples lives in the balance
279 HIV-infected babies born in Ukraine in 2006
The number of HIV-infected mothers is rising by 20% each year. Yet, according to specialists, modern medicine is capable of enabling such women to give birth to healthy babies
Civic organizations in the Lviv region launch a movement against total vaccinations
Civic organizations in the Lviv region are proposing that public hearings be held with the involvement of doctors and legal experts on the issue of childrens vaccinations, the compulsory nature of which is an infringement of constitutional and civic rights
Are childrens vaccinations harmful?
The present system whereby parents may - or may not - find out about their childs vaccination, and the school may - or may not - find out about reasons why a child shouldnt receive a vaccination needs to be addressed
“On a doctors liability, and not only..”
The author argues that doctors must be freed from idiotic paperwork, and recognized as professionals able to make responsible decisions - and answer for them
An “Obstetrics situation”
About those valiant women giving birth in Kharkiv and what they, and their doctors, go through
Human rights group calls for public councils to work on reforming the ailing health service
The Kharkiv Working Group of the International Society for Human Rights Ukrainian Section has issued a statement regarding the need for work in the area of health care
Xeroxed medical certificates?
Human beings are so difficult - they cant even be ill in accordance with centralized medical certificate issue quotas