International Humanitarian Conference “New Medicine – Together” in Kyiv

The “New Medicine – Together” conference, organized under the auspices of the national humanitarian aid agency ZDOROVI and Razom,  recently brought to Kyiv, Ukraine over a hundred representatives from the humanitarian and medical fields across Ukraine and abroad. 

This gathering of representatives from the Ukrainian and international humanitarian and charitable sectors, was deemed incredibly important for the resilience and development of Ukrainian medicine today. The head of the Ministry of Health discussed the department’s work and the industry’s overall priority tasks.

Natalia Husak, head of the National Health Service, presented conference participants with the results of the medical reform and innovative approaches to financing and procurement in the sector.

Speakers included representatives from the Ministry of Health, the National Health Service of Ukraine, the HEALTH CLUSTER OCHA, the Population Fund, charitable organizations like Razom, the International Medical Corps, ZDOROVI, Tabletochki, Patients of Ukraine, and others. Participants presented successful case studies  of humanitarian response in light of  today’s medical needs and requests.

The conference focused on:

  • Assistance to servicemen, veterans, and victims of Russian aggression.
  • Development of international partnerships.
  • Mechanisms for managing humanitarian aid.
  • Transformation of Ukrainian hospitals to international standards.
  • Counteracting the destructive impact of military actions.
  • Restoration of the medical sector.
  • Improving accessibility and quality of medical services throughout Ukraine, etc.

“I am grateful to my colleagues for two days of fruitful joint work,” said Natalia Tulinova, founder of the National Humanitarian Aid Agency. “I am confident that the achievements and ideas we gained during this time will have a significant impact on the development of humanitarian partnerships and further support for doctors and patients in Ukraine.”

“We work every day to ensure Ukrainian medicine withstands the pressure of war, and as few people as possible lose the opportunity to receive timely and quality assistance. We face numerous challenges, but effective partnerships, sharing experiences, joint generation of new ideas and projects by responsible participants of the humanitarian, charitable, and medical sectors  – this is an opportunity for all of us together to create a new Ukrainian medicine,” summed up Vitaliy Svichinsky, Director of Operations of Razom in Ukraine.

In addition to the formal program, event participants had an opportunity to engage in a community service project that the organizers dubbed “Sharing Bread”.  Each attendee personally prepared treats for over a hundred residents of the Kyiv Nursing Home for Labor Veterans.

Razom is proud to have been involved in mounting this conference, an important aspect of our Health program, which aims to strengthen a modern Ukrainian healthcare system to serve Ukrainians now and after victory.  

We invite you to learn more and support Razom Health.

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