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Last updated: February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

Timely access to diagnosis and treatment makes a difference, especially in tuberculosis (TB) care. In many regions of Ukraine, inefficient or nonexistent specimen transportation systems delay access to TB and HIV diagnostics and treatment. Often, patients were asked to deliver their own specimens to the lab. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic worsened the situation as oblasts had to prioritize COVID-19 treatments, leaving TB patients, especially those in remote areas, to their own devices.

February 2, 2021

When he enrolled in medical university, Dmytro Nestor was following in his father’s footsteps. His father worked on an ambulance crew in his home city of Lviv, Ukraine. As a student, Dmytro became disappointed with the inefficiency of Ukraine’s healthcare system and its pervasive corruption. That was when he committed himself to finding solutions.    

December 8, 2020

Based on international law, a court in Ukraine recognized medical certificates issued in non-government controlled territory. This helped a retiree from Luhansk Oblast obtain a verdict in his favor resulting in pension payments. Lawyers call this a precedent-setting decision. 

December 8, 2020

Thanks to the open data-based Bus Routes Network map, millions of Ukrainian travellers can easily and safely plan trips, while the government and businesses can visualize the country’s transportation system and make growth projections.

December 2, 2020

At the age of 21 Dmytro Schebetiuk seriously injured his spine and wound up in a wheelchair. Ten years after the accident, he succeeded in winning a swimming championship in Ukraine and was good enough to join Ukraine’s Paralympic archery team reserve. And he still found time to become a TV entertainer and host several popular TV shows! He also co-founded the public initiative Dostupno.UA, which inspects various facilities for accessibility for  people with disabilities.