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Patients call on the State Expert Centre to accelerate registration of the innovative medicines to cure hepatitis

CF «Patients Ukraine» sent an open letter to the leaders of the State Expert Centre, which controls the registration of medicines in Ukraine, urging not to block, but accelerate the registration of the innovative medicines to combat hepatitis in Ukraine.…

Press-release «Handcuffed to survive!»

HIV-positive patients of Lavra clinic have lost faith in empty promises of authorities and handcuffed themselves to the cots in the Clinic’s in-patients department. In this manner the activists decided to express position of 9000 clinic’s patients. Representatives of All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV promise to stay on the premises until the clinic is relocated to the promised building on Amosova Street. This…

Pharm companies in Ukraine raised their prices for medical products by up to 300%

Patient and anticorruption organizations call on pharm companies not to sell medical products to Ukraine at the price of gold and decrease the prices instead to the level of the year 2013.…

Patients’ Appeal to pharmaceutical companies to decrease prices to the level of 2013

Patients of Ukraine appeal to headquarters of pharmaceutical companies regarding overcharges for public tenders of the Ministry of Health to 300%. Appeal is distributed among pharmaceutical companies, embassies and international organizations …

20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne. Mini report from CF “Patients of Ukraine”

Ukrainian activists from CF «Patients of Ukraine» during the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne made 3 reports and 2 presentation, took part in the protest to ensure access to treatment of hepatitis C.…

Activists harshly condemned new prices for drugs against hepatitis C

Today at the International Conference on HIV/AIDS in Melbourne activists held a protest in response to the presentation of Sofosbuvir, Gilead’s new hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug. The price of one course’s treatment with this drug will be 80 000 EUR, what is 16 times more than the course of treatment with drugs of other producers in Ukraine.…

For the first time ever in Ukraine healthcare reform cause is shared by civil society organizations, international experts and the Ministry of Health

The decision on setting up a taskforce, including relevant state experts, civil society activists and international professionals to be its members has become the first practical step on the way to develop the national strategy to reform Ukrainian healthcare system. The Vector (direction) of Healthcare reform in Ukraine roundtable held on June 25 at the World Bank adopted a resolution on establishing the taskforce.…

Position of the civil society on the tendering process in the Ministry of Health of Ukraine


Patients came out for a lying protest near the Ministry of Finance

Today, about 50 people came out for a lying protest in front of the building of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. So they are trying to draw attention to the fact that tens of thousands of Ukrainians will die this year if the Ministry of Finance does not fund the procurement of drugs for Ukrainians living with life-threatening diseases, just as 1607 Ukrainians dying due…

Sick Ukrainians may die due to delays in medicines procurements tenders

“The Ministry of Healthcare has not announced calls for applications to hold public procurement of medicines to treat life-threatening diseases yet.…