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12/10/2017

Pediatrician Drags Medical Reform through the Verkhovna Rada

The next drop in the cup of patience of the activists and public expecting the health reform overrun into the action in front of the Verkhovna Rada. Representatives of the public organizations, patients community and health workers got together in Grushevsky street to motivate the MPs to put bills 6327 and 6604 to vote and support them.…
11/10/2017

National Police Seizes Documents in the Largest Patients’ Organizations. Activists Claim Pressure from the Authorities

Today, on October 11, investigators of the Main Department of the National Police of Ukraine with approval of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine came with the ruling of the Pechersk District Court to seize the documents from the office of the Charitable Fund “Patients of Ukraine”. According to this ruling…
10/07/2017

Monument to Victims of Medical Populism was Erected in Front of the Verkhovna Rada

Patients erected a Monument to the victims of medical populism in front of the Verkhovna Rada. The symbolic crosses with nailed T-shirts bearing the names of the deceased people, who died just shy of treatment, appeared during a public action in front of the Parliament. This is the way the…
06/06/2017

Ukrainians in 50 Cities Demand Health Care Reform

In 50 cities of Ukraine thousands of Ukrainians have taken to the streets for the action “Death Hour” in order to support the Health Care Reform. For seeking attention of the people’s deputies the representatives of the patients’ organizations and activists delineated with a chalk the persons on the ground…
26/05/2017

Old medical equipment and rusty hospital beds were exhibited in front of the Verkhovna Rada building

Today the Ministry of Health together with patient organizations, placed in front of the Verkhovna Rada building rusty hospital beds and old medical equipment that are still used in hospitals. Thus the Ministry of Health and activists demonstrated MPs true state of heath care in the country and urged them…
15/05/2017

The President Received Baby Shoes and the MPs – Defibrillators with Demand to Launch Health Reform

Today about one hundred patients have brought stretchers with 423 ‘life packages’ for the MPs. The activists packed there things that symbolize life for each patient - painkillers, vaccines, stethoscopes, defibrillators, drips and children's clothes. In such a way the patients demanded from MPs to vote for the health reform…
12/05/2017

CF “Patients of Ukraine” and Olga Stefanyshyna won a court case filed by Dmytro Pidturkin, the former advisor to Raisa Bogatyriova

Today the CF “Patients of Ukraine” and Olga Stefanyshyna won a court case filed by Dmytro Pidturkin, the former advisor to a former health minister of Ukraine Raisa Bogatyriova, and a member of at least 12 working groups and 21 nomenclature review committees at the MoH Ukraine in 2012. The…
30/03/2017

Every Other Patient in Ukraine Refuses from Treatment because of High Prices for Medicines – Findings of the Research

Every other patient in Ukraine refuses from treatment or postpones it because of money shortages. High cost of medications is considered by 94% 0f patients involved in the focus-group discussions as the major problem.  In this case 48% of patients complain about adulterated and low-quality medicines. Almost 70% of the…