Press releases

  • A growth hormone for children with dwarfism and cancer treatments delivered to Ukrainian patients Jul 14, 2017

    A large batch of medicines for cancer patients and a growth hormone for children under the age of ten have been delivered to Ukraine. The growth hormone will help 837 children who suffer from dwarfism of different origins. The medicine, manufactured in Belgium, was procured by the United Nations Development Program within the framework of international procurement of medicines for budget funds of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

  • New place for recreation in summer: UNDP restores water reservoir in Chernihiv oblast Jul 10, 2017

    A water reservoir, historically used for recreational purposes by local people, has been renovated and opened for leisure visitors in Kukshun village in the Chernihiv Oblast. With funding from the Coca-Cola Foundation and in the framework of “Creation of model for community sustainable development at Nizhyn rayon (Chernihiv oblast)” project, UNDP has restored this water reservoir.

  • Ukrainians receive first medicines against botulism since 2014 Jul 4, 2017

    Shipment of the required medicine against botulism was delivered to Ukraine today. First 25 schemes to form the essential stock of the antitoxin produced in Canada were provided by the United Nations Development Program. UNDP supported the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and provided antitoxin against botulism worth 2,5 mln Hryvnia as humanitarian aid.

  • Peatlands turned into park: New bicycle path opens in Chernihiv Oblast Jun 30, 2017

    UNDP opens a bicycle path at Regional Landscape Park “Nizhynskiy”, encouraging Ukrainians to use bicycles in their daily life and taking care of the environment. The cycle path is ten and a half kilometers long route across different landscapes, including around five kilometers of dirt road and six kilometers of forestry road. The route is also equipped with informational boards, pointers and pavilions for rest during the trip along the road.

  • 5 Million to finance energy efficiency of public buildings in Ukraine Jun 23, 2017

    UNDP is launching a new project on improving energy efficiency of public buildings in Ukraine, such as hospitals, schools, governmental and higher education facilities, kindergartens, orphanages, pharmacies, employment centres, libraries and museums in small and medium sized cities. The project will enable municipalities to directly implement energy efficiency measures by providing technical support to Energy Service Companies.

  • New center in Druzhkivka can provide 120,000 people over a hundred quality services Jun 22, 2017

    The Center for Administrative Service Provision (TsNAP) in Druzhkivka, Donetsk Oblast, is fully operational now and will render 139 services to 120,000 people in and around the city. The TsNAP was fully equipped under the UNDP Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme and with funding from the European Union.

  • Donetsk oblast residents can find information about free medicines through Internet Jun 14, 2017

    Residents of Donetsk oblast can now obtain information regarding state-funded medicines available in all hospitals of the region through web-site http://eliky.in.ua/. Rivne, Odesa, Khmelnytsky and Zaporizhzhya regions and partly Chernivtsi, Chernihiv, Volyn, Zakarpattya, Luhansk, Ternopil regions and the city of Kyiv are currently connected to the platform.

  • Moldova procures Ukrainian medicines through UNDP Jun 9, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme is procuring medicines not only for Ukraine, but now also for neighboring Moldova. Procurement through UNDP allowed a Ukrainian manufacturer to reach a new market.

  • Survey finds proliferation of Black Sea pollutants Jun 8, 2017

    The Black Sea has twice as much floating plastic as any other sea in Europe, according to an environmental survey funded by the European Union and the UNDP.

  • Black Sea is damaged by human activity, the environmental research reveals May 30, 2017

    The Black Sea Monitoring Surveys examined the environmental status of the Black Sea, screened emerging pollutants, studied marine litter and aquatic life below the oxygen layer, and compiled a photographic identity catalogue of dolphins. The research identified most pressing challenges faced by the Black Sea in the last 20 years and highlighted the need for coordinated response of the Black Sea countries in line with the European Union water legislation.