Information campaign of Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for Development of Ukraine "Stop TB in Ukraine" goes in Sevastopol, Crimea. This campaign is supported by Stevedore Company "Avlita." TV-spot of First Sevastopolsky Channel (in Russian) www.1sev.tv/story/id/3113/
n estimated 910 000 lives were saved globally over six years by improving collaboration between TB and HIV services that protect people living with HIV from TB, according to global health impact figures released on March 2, the official Web-site of WHO says.
Concern over drug-resistant strains of TB is growing, with similar 'incurable' TB emerging in Italy and Iran.
The Cabinet approved a draft law "On the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Ukraine", which determines the order of the Global Fund programs in Ukraine. The document provides a number of grants of privileges that come from this organization to combat dangerous diseases, the press-service of Government says.
Children TB in Ukraine is still a burning problem. According to official statistics, the total number of TB infected teenagers and pre-school children fell down in 2007. But it’s too early for optimistic outlooks as TB aggravates every year endangering life and health of children under four. Taking the problem to the spotlight might contribute to its solution.
Helping Ukraine put tuberculosis back in the box
Rinat Akhmetov’s Foundation for Development of Ukraine procured BCG vaccine for new-born babies of Donetsk Oblast, said Tatyana Kirillova, Main TB Doctor of Donetsk Oblast, in her interview to UNIAN news agency.
She said that vaccine supply had been a problem for the region for several years running.
The government, businesses and NGOs should consolidate to address the epidemic in Ukraine, said Tatiyana Bilyk, manager of the project Stop TB being carried out by Rinat Akhmetov’s Foundation for Development of Ukraine, at the roundtable of UNIAN agency “Fighting HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Ukraine Amid Crisis: Challenges and Abilities”.
In October, Donetsk residents will have a chance to get free digital lung screening without doctor’s prescription.
On 10 October, Rinat Akhmetov’s Foundation for Development of Ukraine (FDU) will launch a mobile digital X-ray laboratory to operate in cities and settlements of Donetsk oblast and provide free lung screening even without doctor’s prescription.