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Last updated: March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

Fifteen-year-old Olena (name changed) was not favored by destiny. She was three years old when her mother was diagnosed with HIV. Soon after, her father died of AIDS. Then her imprisoned brother returned home infected with tuberculosis (TB). Nobody cared to examine Olena’s health. At 12, she was diagnosed with HIV and tuberculous meningitis. She was quickly put on antiretroviral therapy and TB treatment and her condition improved.

March 23, 2021

Ivan, a pensioner from the frontline city of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine, lived a good life. He worked hard, bought a home, and raised two daughters. He now has granddaughters and great granddaughters, too. He says he would like a great grandson, as well.

March 9, 2021

3D printing is a technology of the future that is available today. You can 3D print basically anything, from desserts to interior design models, and it is faster and cheaper than conventional manufacturing. 

While various materials are used for 3D printing, metal is the most promising. It is more expensive than using plastics, but saves on materials and increases output. 

March 5, 2021

Today, Valeriia Hudz is a prominent young civic activist from Vinnytsia and a co-founder of the new non-governmental organization, the Youth Democratic Association (YODA). In 2018, she was an undergraduate student studying political science and wondering what her professional future would look like.

March 5, 2021

In February 2018, Olha Nos, a civic activist in the town of Ukrayinka and member of the DOZORRO watchdog network, was monitoring municipal procurements when she discovered an unusual contract worth nearly UAH 200,000, ($7,500) for restroom renovations at the Ukrayinka city hall. The contract called for LLC VLAN-Service to remodel and decorate the building’s restrooms.