Spina bifida drug no longer supplied to Russia

A drug for children with spina bifida no longer being supplied to Russia   03.08.2022   The manufacturer Abbott has stopped supplying Driptan, a drug which is vitally important in the treatment of children with spina bifida – spinal disc herniation – to Russian pharmacies, according to Inna Inyushkina, founder of the Spina Bifida Foundation. …

Russia’s regions to be rewarded for engagement with SONGOs?

A proposal from the Federation’s Public Chamber to reward regions that have high public engagement in the work of SONGOs   02.08.2022   The Public Chamber has sent a letter to the Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov in which it proposes to:   include an indicator of the number of citizens involved in …

Effect of emergencies i last 3 years on Russian donor community and CSOs

How emergencies have affected the donor community and CSOs over the last three years   01.08.2022   The Donors Forum and researchers from the National Agency for Financial Studies have been interviewing experts from donor and stakeholder organisations. One of the main findings from their study was that the turbulent environment during the past three …

Ukraine: Public Health Situation Analysis July 2022

Ukraine: Public Health Situation Analysis (PHSA) – Long-form (Last Update: July 2022) 1 Aug 2022 Attachments Download Report(PDF | 2.04 MB) Executive Summary Note: This update to the Public Health Situation Analysis (PHSA) builds upon the rapidly-developed document published on 3 March 2022 and the update published on 29 April 2022. This update adds depth …

Progress on inclusive education in Russia

When can we start talking about full inclusion in education?   29.07.2022   How education for children with disabilities works, why inter-departmental cooperation is needed and what problems of inclusion remain unresolved.   On 29 July, a Council for Social Welfare Care conference organised under the auspices of the Russian government on the results of …

Joint mission to western Ukraine assesses critical polio outbreak response

26 July 2022 WHO News release To assess ongoing efforts in response to a poliomyelitis (polio) outbreak first detected in Ukraine in October 2021, the WHO Country Office in Ukraine; Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine, Dr Ihor Kuzin; and Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners (United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United States Centers for …

Russia depends on foreign manufacturers for HIV tests  

Russia depends on foreign manufacturers for HIV tests   The Treatment Readiness Coalition (ITPC) analysed the procurement of test systems for evaluating HIV treatment for 2020 and 2021.   25/07/2022   According to the ITPC, the share of imported tests for determining immune status is 97%, for determining viral load – 31%, and for determining …

43% of young Russians are ready to volunteer in their city

43% of young people are ready to volunteer in their city   The National Agency for Financial Research (NAFI) surveyed thousands of people aged 14-35.   22/07/2022   33% of young people aged 14-35 have volunteered in the last year. Moreover, 67% said they wanted to become volunteers at an event if the topic and …

Development of a food sharing programme in Russia

The development of a food sharing programme in Russia   It is assumed that supermarkets can give food products that are close to their expiry dates to those in need. But this is not profitable, as supermarket chains must pay VAT rates, making giving away food more expensive than recycling.   22/07/2022   According to …

Russia: free IT courses for people who are disabled or unemployed

Free professional IT courses available on the GeekBrains platform for people with disabilities and the unemployed 19.07.2022 TASS has reported on an announcement from the GeekBrains press service (GeekBrains is part of the VK holding company) that people with disabilities and the unemployed will be able to access professional IT courses for free. A 50 …