Program Updates | Ukraine

Last updated: May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

Ukraine’s health sector is undergoing major change with the introduction of primary health care (PHC) reform efforts, which are fundamentally transforming medical processes and policies and replacing Soviet-era management approaches. Like many other medical professionals in Ukraine, Olena Kara, Deputy Chief Physician at Kramatorsk Outpatient Center #1, dreamed of increasing the effectiveness of hospitals in eastern Ukraine and fully supported the rollout of the nationwide reforms. 

May 13, 2020

When the USAID Mission in Ukraine contracted for an evaluation of its judicial reform activity, everyone involved saw it as nothing more than another routine oversight and accountability exercise, much like the half dozen the Mission undertakes annually. That was not to be.

April 9, 2020

March&Co Bakery is a young company that produces desserts, including cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and pies. The company had a difficult beginning, but found its way after Sofia participated in USAID’s Competitive Economy Program (CEP) Business Camp for Women. 

March 18, 2020

Zhytomyr Oblast is famous for its bountiful forests, where people collect mushrooms and wild berries, which are plentiful and found everywhere. For centuries, local residents have harvested nature’s gifts for personal consumption from under the trees and shrub that cover 25 percent of the region's land mass.  From early childhood, kids learn the best places in the nearby forests to find mushrooms and berries. 

February 26, 2020

Ukrainian entrepreneur Roman Kirihetov captivated global investors in the public launch of his Flash Beats app at Web Summit 2019 Lisbon, one of the world’s leading tech events. 

The iOS app creates unique and mesmerizing light shows based on the rhythm and beat of music generated through smart phones to enhance the atmosphere of any gathering, whether an intimate party or a large public event.  When connected to screens of any type and size, light images from the phones of any number of participants combine to create an even more complex visual experience.