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Last updated: August 11, 2021

August 11, 2021

A year ago, Yuliia Hryhorash decided to pursue a degree in Renewable Energy Engineering which USAID’s Energy Security Project helped establish at the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas. USAID started the program to develop the renewable energy sector in Ukraine and fill a growing demand for experts in the field. Yuliia said it was the lack of qualified specialists  that prompted her to choose this particular major.

August 11, 2021

USAID helps strengthen transparency in Drohobych and an open dialogue with the its residents

August 3, 2021

The Ukrainian fashion brand Framiore has grown from a small local business to an icon of international acclaim. In a challenge to fast fashion, this dynamic, eco-fashion leader seeks to conquer the world through slow fashion, a practice that stresses respect to the environment, people, and animals. Framiore’s sustainable fabrics respond to the fact that the fashion industry is one of the largest polluters in the world.

July 29, 2021

Located less than 20 kilometers from Russia-led separatist forces, life in the town of Myrne in eastern Ukraine continues despite the ongoing conflict, and local residents remain optimistic about the future of their community.

Maryna Kryva is one of these forward-looking residents. She is an activist, leader, trainer, mother, and founder of the local women-focused NGO, Myrnyi Svitanok

July 29, 2021

In 2017, Viktoria Romaniuk's life drastically changed when doctors diagnosed her with breast cancer. She was prescribed Trastuzumab, a medicine that costs $2,272 per dose.

Viktoria could not begin to consider how she could afford to pay for 18 rounds of the treatment, but she was in luck. Fortunately for Viktoria, the Government of Ukraine had identified Trastuzumab as one of the critical medicines for which Ukrainians should receive cost-free treatment. At that time, only 13 percent of those who needed the medicine received it free of charge.