Four child and adult hemophilia medicines have arrived in Ukraine. UNDP and MOH saved another 36 mln of budget Hryvnias
Jan 23, 2018
Four human coagulation factor medicines for treatment of hemophilia in adults and children have arrived in Ukraine. Thanks to efficient procurement process by UNDP, another 36 mln Hryvnia of state budget funds are already saved through procurement of adult and child hemophilia medicines.
Young activists teach peers how to defend themselves against domestic violence and bullying
Jan 11, 2018
Mariupol teenagers are training their peers how to protect themselves from domestic violence and bullying. The level of violence is high in the conflict-torn Donetsk region, where the industrial seaport city of Mariupol is located. The young activists underwent special psychological and security training supported by the UNDP, with financial support from the European Union, and are now passing on skills they learned, organizing training for children in other schools of their city.
Shortage of public resources in Ukrainian health sector magnified by inefficiencies
Jan 5, 2018
Based on the findings, the study recommends measures to improve both quality of service and efficiency of health spending. Accelerating the implementation of the healthcare reform will help shift from input-based to results-based financing in healthcare. Explicit definition of health benefit packages, together with implementation of contracting mechanisms, will help better channel available public resources to provide guaranteed medical services to citizens.
Weekend of unlimited opportunities: together we are creating the world comfortable for all
Jan 5, 2018
To celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations in Ukraine, particularly the UN Development Programme and UN Volunteers, together with the National Assembly of Persons with Disabilities and the movement “Tak Maye Buty” organized a flash mob called The Weekend of unlimited opportunities.
Sport tournament in Kramatorsk shows inclusion in action
Dec 12, 2017
The tournament “Volleyball for all” was organized in November in Kramatorsk and brought together five mixed teams. The incentive was put forward by a group of people with hearing impairments, who participated in workshop on social inclusion “Inclusive Friendly” organized by UNDP in Ukraine in six cities of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Long-term agreements with medicine manufacturers are introduced in medicines procurement for the state
Dec 11, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine has announced signing of four long-term agreements with medicine producers. This is a global approach which allows to decrease medicine prices and also ensure their fast and uninterrupted supply.
IDP entrepreneur helps revive Poltava’s traditional craft of carpet weaving
Dec 6, 2017
Oleksandr Dovzhenko, 53, from Donetsk, turned to the Spilnokosht crowdfunding platform to raise money for his business: creating traditional hand-made carpets and tapestries. This project is a result of the Crowdfunding Academy for entrepreneurs affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which opened its doors in February 2017 in Kyiv, with the support of the British Embassy in Ukraine. Internally displaced people and residents of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts graduated from the academy have launched crowdfunding campaigns with the continued support of UNDP.
UNDP Forum on Decentralization
Dec 4, 2017
United Nations Development Program in Ukraine (UNDP) held a forum entitled “The Role of Local Self-Government and Civil Society Institutions in the Process of Decentralization” on November 16-17, 2017 in the city of Sviatohirsk. The forum had the aim of sharing and publicizing positive experiences of decentralization – primarily by highlighting best practices in local government and successful examples in Ukraine and abroad of building up civil society in a reformed environment.
UN Social Cohesions and Reconciliation Index for Eastern Ukraine was launched
Dec 4, 2017
On 28 November, UNDP – together with UNICEF, IOM, the PDU and SeeD – launched the UN Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index for Eastern Ukraine (USE). The USE is a sophisticated analytical tool that allows us to understand what is social cohesion. It provides both descriptive and predictive analysis that helps identify strategic entry points for policies and programs that contribute to strengthening social cohesion, particularly in conflict-affected communities.
UNDP, Netherlands and Ukraine team up to support over 7,000 people daily crossing contact line to access social benefits
Nov 30, 2017
A mobile office for legal aid was opened today at the Novotroitske checkpoint in Donetsk Oblast to meet the increasing need to support people living in the non-government-controlled parts of Ukraine. In average, more than 7,000 people cross every day at the Novotroitske checkpoint, a large majority of whom are vulnerable people, including the elderly, people with disabilities, and women who need to claim social benefits and access health services. The office will provide legal counseling (oral and written advice, the preparation of legal documents, referrals, etc.) to more than 600 people a month crossing the contact line at this checkpoint.