We set ambitious goals for 2022: to develop new reforms in healthcare, to cover more healthcare facilities with educational projects, to cooperate with their teams to improve the provision of medical services in Ukraine, and expand the circle of single-minded people.

The full-scale war disrupted the plans of UHC and the personal goals of each of us.

We managed to compose ourselves, regroup and work where we could be most useful: on our battlefield. Thus, during the first weeks of the full-scale invasion by the Russian Federation, the UHC team started collecting and recording the evidence of the war crimes against the Ukrainian healthcare system as a member of The Ukraine 5AM Coalition.

Then new projects were added: promoting the expulsion of the Russian Federation from the international medical community, and developing approaches to post-war reconstruction of the medical infrastructure, forming the rehabilitation system.

Moreover, we managed to keep transforming the Ukrainian healthcare system. We worked on analysing veterans’ needs for medical services and rehabilitation, the concept of the register of human resources in healthcare, and studied the progress of the introduction of telemedicine in Ukraine. We shared our knowledge, vision and experience so that projects of healthcare facilities and higher medical education institutions would succeed.

In particular, our experts taught at the Ukrainian Catholic University, gave lectures at Lugano Summer School in Public Health, International Health Management (MBA-IHM) at Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, to the communities of Harvard Medical School and Bielefeld School of Public Health, and the for the second year running — to the university students of Mayo Clinic.

We had an opportunity to present Ukraine at foreign platforms: Aspen IDEAS Festival (USA), European Young Security Conference (Germany), international conferences “War Aftermath: Reconsidering the Future of the Society” (Poland), and Shifting Narratives: The Political Economy Of Public Spending, Services and Production (UK).

We preserved our team and engaged new experts. Against all odds, we maintained our pre-war traditions: to sort rubbish and have joint lunches, participate in the national radio dictation of unity, and celebrate Christmas together.

Read this year’s report on implemented projects based on the values of the UHC:

We keep working in our office in Kyiv, getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and flu, and helping the Ukrainian healthcare system mature.