Seminars by “7 Steps Forward” Program were conducted in Poltava in Vinnytsia regions

On October 31 methodological seminar by "7 steps Forward" Program was held in Poltava. Event was organized by the eWHFP experts in cooperation with Poltava Oblast Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education n.a. Ostrogradskii / POIPPO under the support of UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education and Regional UNESCO Program on HIV prevention and education in health sphere.

The workshop being attended by 27 people – teachers of Health Basics and biology courses of Poltava schools, local centers and villages of the region – was conducted by Irina Kozak, methodologist on biology and health basics of POIPPO Department of natural and mathematical sciences.


2 Working Group meetings to finalize the Concept and the draft of the new SPRHN were held in November

Two expert group meetings as part of the USAID «Reproductive Health in Ukraine" Project implementation to develop the Concept and the draft of the new State Program "Reproductive Health of the Nation" until 2021 were held on November 2 and 14, 2016. Meetings were dedicated to finalizing of these two important documents as well as revising the list of tasks and activities within the Program necessary for its further financial calculation.

In particular, members of working group meetings had to:

  • agree activities by major program areas for their further calculation;
  • discuss and finally agree Program key indicators for the period until 2021;
  • discuss details of Program management;
  • discuss joint action plan to further advocate new Program prompt approval.

Social Theater Performances in the Regions

In October-November 2016 performances of the social theater on RH and safe behavior issues for the teenage audience will take place in Kherson and Chernihiv. Performances audience will include pupils of boarding schools and rural schoolchildren. Activities will be held within the Project on "Ensuring Adolescents' Access to Comprehensive Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights" implemented by Woman Health & Family Planning Foundation under support of the International Planned Parenthood Federation / IPPF. The project’s partners in the regions are "Successful Woman" and "Zhmenya" NGOs.


School of Advanced Mammography 2016

On October 4-7, 2016 the 5-th School of Modern Mammography will take place in Lviv on the basis of Dniester Hotel.

The purpose of this program is to train Ukrainian radiologists, specializing in X-ray diagnosis of breast diseases.

This training is provided fully in line with the existing European training programs and is performed by leading specialists of the University of Leuven (Belgium), Institute of Nuclear Medicine and X-ray diagnosis of the national AMS, Kyiv City Clinical Oncology Center and Kherson Oncology Center. Event will be organized by WHFP in partnership with AVON Company within "Together Against Breast Cancer" Social Program


Open public hearings on State Program “Reproductive Health of the Nation” will be held in VR Health Committee held in October

On October 19, 2016 Verkhovna Rada Health Committee will held public open hearings devoted to the Status of Implementation of the State Program "Reproductive Health of the Nation "until 2015 and steps taken by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine to ensure reproductive health of Ukrainian People for the next 5 years". Event is initiated by WHFP Foundation as part of SPECSI Project objectives implementation and advocacy campaign in support of the prompt approval of the Concept of the new State program "Reproductive health of the nation" for the period of 2017-2021 years by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.


WHFP conducted round table on the implementation of cervical cancer primary prevention & screening programs

On September 6, 2016 WHFP conducted round table discussion on "Implementation Strategy of Cervical Cancer Primary Prevention & Screening Programs under the new State Program "Reproductive Health of the Nation" for the period of 2017-2021". Event was held by Charity Foundation within the USAID «Reproductive Health in Ukraine" Project implementation.

The purpose of the roundtable was to discuss current situation with cervical cancer prevention and screening in Ukraine as well as to develop recommendations to be included to the new RH State Program for 2017-2021.

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