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Marthe Everard
World Health Organization
Health and Nutrition Cluster Lead


With the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, access to quality essential health and nutrition services is an immediate need for approximately 2.3 million people. In light of this, the Government of Italy recently made a US$ 250 000 contribution to WHO to improve life-saving health care services and sustainable access to quality primary and secondary health care for affected populations of eastern Ukraine.

The Italian Government provides funding to improve health services in eastern Ukraine.

read more,-but-efforts-must-continue-to-protect-childrenPolio update in Ukraine

A team of technical experts assessed Ukraine's response to a polio outbreak and concluded that transmission of poliovirus has been interrupted.

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Germany supports WHO to provide lifesaving and essential health services in Ukraine

The Federal Foreign Office of Germany donated €2.5 million to WHO to deliver emergency health services to crisis-affected people in Ukraine. The funds will be used to fill critical gaps in essential and lifesaving medical supplies for the conflict-affected, and to ensure provision of enhanced access to essential quality health care services.

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Improving access to health

To address the needs of the population affected by the conflict in Ukraine and internally displaced persons, WHO has established mobile primary health care units (MEPUs) in six regions in eastern Ukraine. The units are operated by Health Cluster partners, such as Ukrainian Red Cross and the Hippocrates Greek Medical Foundation.

Read more about mobile units here.

Addressing noncommunicable diseases

Mobile Units provide fundamental supplies for treating NCDs including drugs for managing cardiovascular diseases, insulin and glucometers to measure blood sugar levels for diabetes, and inhalers for asthma. 

Read more about it here.

MOBILE UNITS: Interactive dashboards

​Mobile Units provide case-based, integrated disease surveillance of mental health, non-communicable disease and communicable disease using mobile technology and an online framework. You can access interactive dashboards via the links below.

Project Overview  |  Demographics  |  Disease Patterns