This year, within the framework of the Healthlink project, a significant part of the efforts will be directed to the restoration of primary health care in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. Thanks to the support of USAID, the project received additional funding in the amount of 2.5 million dollars.
“The project will be implemented gradually as needed. We start from Dnipropetrovsk region. Currently, we are already working with the Department of Health Care of the Dnipropetrovsk Region to identify needs and provide support to medical institutions, in particular with the purchase of equipment. Currently, we focus on the “primary” establishments, as they are the most accessible in terms of the number of people. We are also talking about mobile brigades that will be able to provide medical assistance in remote settlements of the region,” said project director Khrystyna Brodych.
As a result of constant shelling, the Dnipropetrovsk region is destroyed, including the medical infrastructure. The focus of the project is on vulnerable groups of the population who seek medical help at primary health care institutions. In particular, the project aims to raise the level of awareness of internally displaced persons and affected communities about available services provided in primary medical care facilities.
To strengthen the capacity in the fight against HIV, 12 primary health care centers of the region will receive 12 vehicles for family doctors to visit patients – this, in turn, will improve patients’ access to medical care in the settlements most affected by constant enemy attacks.
We would like to remind you that the HealthLink project “Acceleration of efforts to combat HIV in Ukraine” works with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).