Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dear friends! From all our hearts we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Let these holidays - the shepherds of renewal, dreams and hopes - bring you and your family goodness, peace and prosperity, add strength, inspiration and confidence in the future! We wish the New Year will fill your homes with family comfort, harmony, and happiness! Let the glittering Christmas star unite us all with the pure light of inexhaustible human virtues and values.

Warm regards, Galina Maistruk and the team of the Woman Health & Family Planning Charity Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine


Final conference on the WHO project

On June 29-30, in Kyiv, WHFP Charity Foundation will hold an annual conference on implementation results of the educational component of the WHO project "Non-communicable diseases: Prevention and Health Promotion in Ukraine". During the conference it’s planned to sum up and present key findings and developments of the WHO project's educational component " NCD Prevention Among Pupils", aimed at the development and implementation of the comprehensive and effective program for health promotion at schools and being tested at selected pilot institutions of Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Vinnitsya, Poltava, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv oblasts and Kyiv. WHO project is designed to reduce the contribution of non-communicable diseases to the structure of morbidity, mortality and life expectancy of Ukrainian population.


WHFP experts provided consultations to health service providers of Emergency SRH Aid Units in eastern Ukraine

In the second half of May as part of the 3rd phase of the UNFPA-funded Project “Response to acute humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable women and adolescent girls affected by armed conflict in eastern Ukraine”, WHFP experts conducted two workshops for health service providers of the Emergency SRH Aid Units in eastern Ukraine. The meetings were attended by:
  • 15 doctors and nurses from Donetsk region - on May 22-23, 2017 in Kramatorsk;
  • 15 doctors and nurses from Luhansk region - on May 24-25, 2017 in Severodonetsk.
Workshops were aimed to work out and discuss the algorithms of SRH Units functioning with regard to the urgent needs of GBV survivors in providing them with medical and psychological care; to develop the patient’s route in the case of their call for medical assistance; logistics and information support to Emergency SRH Aid Units functioning; to identify obstacles to effective operation of the SRH Aid Units and ways to overcome them.

WHFP Foundation Successfully Finished Implementation of the WHO Project Phase 1

Late June 2017, WHFP Foundation summed up the results of the 1st stage of the educational component of the "Non-Communicable Diseases: Prevention and Health Promotion in Ukraine" WHO project implementation. The Project is realized by the Foundation since August 2016 and aimed at the development and implementation of the comprehensive and effective health promotion program at schools, being tested at selected pilot institutions of Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Vinnytsia, Poltava, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv oblasts and Kyiv city.

Presentation of the Project results was performed during the Project Annual Conference on June 29-30, 2017 in the premises of Big Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences, with the aim to perform Project key achievements and developed instruments as well as to work out and agree Project tasks and Action Plan for the next period.

Presentations and discussion were conducted in accordance with four main thematic sessions of conference agenda, in particular:

  1. School Health Policy aimed at schoolchildren health protection and strengthening;
  2. Skill-Based Health Education;
  3. School Health Environment;
  4. School Health Services.

Besides, WHFP experts performed the following project developments to conference participants:

  • "School Health Index" - results of school health environment assessment in pilot schools;
  • implementation results of pilot schools improvement plans, developed within the Project;
  • information materials on non-communicable diseases prevention, developed for pupils and their parents;
  • training program for school nurses on non-communicable diseases prevention (necessary steps for primary prevention, risk factors for non-communicable diseases, support of pupils with chronic diseases) and the results of training course testing.

Conference second day was devoted to work in groups aimed at identifying priorities for further activities within the Project next phase.

More than 70 people participated in the conference, in particular, deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine, deputy Minister of Education and Science, senior representatives of the World Health Organization, Swiss Cooperation Office in Ukraine, other international organizations, representatives of Project partners, as well as pilot schools from Vinnytsia, Kharkiv, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Poltava regions and Kyiv.

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“7 Steps” training program was conducted in Kherson

On May 25, 2017 experts of the "Woman Health & Family Planning" Foundation in cooperation with Kherson Academy of continuing education under the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education support conducted methodological seminar based on the program "7 steps forward: friendly meetings with parents on children and adolescents health protection and sexual education". More than 30 school teachers of biology and health basics, psychologists, class curators from Kherson oblast participated in the seminar. [gallery link="file" size="large" ids="2827,2826,2825"]

Training on the preparation of monitors RE compliance with sexual and reproductive rights of people with mental disabilities was held in Kiev

On May 23-24 training on the preparation of monitors RE compliance with sexual and reproductive rights of people with mental disabilities at rehabilitation and social services institutions was held in Kiev based at "Tourist" Hotel. Event was organized by experts of the Woman Health and Family Planning Charity Foundation in cooperation with Coalition NGO under support of the Renaissance Foundation. Representatives of organizations and institutions of different ownership from Lutsk, Mukachevo, Chernihiv, Khmelnytsky, Mariupol, Kyiv, Shostka, Drohobych, Zhytomyr, Kolomya, Boryspil, Vinnitsa, Zhovti Vody, Varash city of Rivne oblast and Broska village of Odessa oblasts became training participants. It should be noted that both specialists of these institutions as well as their clients, who will further conduct monitoring and collect information in accordance with “peer to peer” principle, joined the training.