Ukraine’s health reform

Ukraine’s health reform hangs by a thread, impacted by ministerial turnover Published by Euromaidanpress Former Minister of Health Zoriana Skaletska (left) visits hospital in February in a protective gown, while many doctors are still lacking basic PPE. Source: pershyi  2020/05/28 – 03:23 • REFORMS Editor’s NoteOn 1 April 2020, the final stage of healthcare reform started …

COVID-19 fake news in Moldova

By Maria Dulgher in Moldova.org 27 May 2020 More and more Moldovans have to deal with fake news every day. Unfortunately, a part of population believes them. According to a survey conducted by the WatchDog.MD community, in cooperation with CBS Research, the degree of acceptance of various false statements indicates an extremely high level of trust in such manipulations …

Ukraine – Interactive COVID-19

Published by Euromaidanpress, information as of 26 May 2020 Editor’s Note This section will be updated daily – come back again for the latest info. If you’re reading on mobile, turn your screen horizontally for the best experience. COVID-19 cases, Ukraine: 26-05-2020 Confirmed Active Deaths Recoveries 21,905 13,252 658 7,995 +321 -113 +14 +420 Total …

Russian Government considers easing rules on equipment for the disabled

The draft law on simplifying the issue of rehabilitation funds for people with disabilities was sent to the Government of the Russian Federation 20.05.2020 It is being proposed that that citizens will be able to receive technical means of rehabilitation not only at their place of registration, but also at their place of actual residence. …

New report criticises Georgia’s psychiatric facilities

Giving birth in a toilet: New report criticises Georgia’s psychiatric facilities 20 May 2020 A special report from Georgia’s Public Defender states that psychiatric facilities across the country fail women patients through a litany of mispractices including, but not limited to, prescribing outdated or improper medication, a lack of testing, and providing inadequate security from …

Duma considers tax concessions for NGOs

The State Duma has introduced a draft bill on tax support for NGOs 20.05.2020 The State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes (the Committee) suggests that the Duma consider the bill on 21 May. On 19 May the State Duma of the Russian Federation introduced a draft bill suggesting tax breaks for NGOs and other …

Online map of NGOs fighting COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS

An online-map has been created to show NGOs fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and HIV/AIDS 18.05.2020 “Remember and Act – in your power”, a regional online-initiative, has created an interactive map showing the history of the response to the pandemics COVID-19 and HIV / AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for World Day Remembrance for …

Coronavirus in a provincial hospital in Ukraine’s COVID-19 epicentre

Sweat, Disinfectants, and Rubber Suits: Exclusive Report from Ukraine’s Most Coronavirus-Ridden Region Published by Hromadske.ua 14 May 2020 Medical care workers work at the emergency room of the Chernivtsi regional hospital in Chernivtsi, western Ukraine on May 5. Zhanna Babayeva / Hromadske Since the start of the coronavirus quarantine in Ukraine, the western region of …

Contest for projects on inclusion for disabled people: deadline 21 June

All-Russian competition programme “Start differently” for organisations working in the field of inclusion. Application deadline: June 21 13.05.2020 Rosbank in partnership with Impact Hub Moscow has begun accepting applications for participating in the all-Russian competition “Start Differently”, aimed at companies and organisations working in inclusion. Start Differently is seeking to help socially oriented enterprises and …

Armenia finally passes child sex abuse convention

Originally published by Eurasianet Ani Mejlumyan May 12, 2020 Armenia’s parliament has approved an international convention aimed at preventing child sexual abuse. Traditional values conservatives in the country had opposed the measure because it called for teaching school children how to protect themselves against abuse. The parliament voted May 11 to ratify the Council of Europe …