Partners in progress since 1994
PATH has been working in Ukraine for 28 years. As a trusted partner to the government and a broad range of local, national, and regional stakeholders, our team provides technical assistance, works to reduce the burden of infectious diseases, advocates for equity in access to care, introduces new technologies and approaches, and partners across sectors and oblasts to provide patient-centered care and support.
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With expertise across a host of public health areas, we provide technical assistance to leaders and government agencies to facilitate critical decision-making, sound policy and program development, and sustainable health system improvement.
Training the trainers
Our local staff regularly prepares national trainers, provides on-the-job mentoring, and enhances the capacity of educational institutions. We also established regional technical assistance HUBs to facilitate the rapid adoption of new advances and build capacity countrywide.
PATH accelerates advocacy, communication, and social mobilization in public health area by forging unexpected partnerships, supporting operations of the regional coordination councils, and participating in technical working groups.
Our current projects
Since 2001, PATH has been supporting tuberculosis care and control efforts in Ukraine. Currently, these efforts take the form the USAID-funded Support TB Control Efforts in Ukraine project, a five-year initiative to reduce the TB epidemic through early detection and appropriate care for people living with TB, drug-resistant TB, or TB/HIV, and the UNITAID-funded ASCENT project is a two-and-a-half-year effort to help patients successfully complete their treatment through the use of digital adherence technologies, data-driven support interventions, and tools such as smart pill boxes. Together, these projects will improve the quality and efficiency of TB control approaches, introduce innovative new tools and approaches, and create a foundation for sustainable TB control efforts in Ukraine.
Since 1994, PATH has supported the Ukrainian government with technical expertise in more than a dozen health areas, including: health systems strengthening, advocacy and public policy, breast cancer assistance and awareness, non-communicable disease prevention, epidemic preparedness and response (including the current response to COVID-19), curbing sexually transmitted diseases, medication-assisted therapy for opioid addiction, program monitoring and evaluation, blood-borne infection control, and immunization programs.
PATH and the Ukrainian government have made years of progress against tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS, including: supporting the introduction of new TB drugs and shorter treatment regimens in accordance with international recommendations; engaging local communities and peer organizations in the provision of people-centered care, including social and psychological support for people living with TB or TB/HIV; promoting the use of digital tools to support patients’ treatment adherence; implementing and scaling up a comprehensive system for ensuring uninterrupted access to TB diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring; strengthening laboratory systems with current diagnostic methods, including next generation genomic sequencing; supporting national and regional partners in improving TB and HIV data collection, analysis, and visualization; and accelerated HIV diagnosis, index case testing, and patient notification services among penal populations and community members.
Our HIV efforts currently take the form of the USAID-funded Serving Life Project, a five-year initiative to reduce HIV transmission through detection, care, and treatment for people living with HIV in penal and civil sector community settings. The work spans all 12 PEPFAR regions of Ukraine and increases case detection and enhances linkage, care retention, and treatment for key populations including detainees, prisoners, ex-prisoners, men who have sex with men (MSM) and persons who inject drugs (PWID) within community settings.
Our primary office is located in Kyiv.
PATH currently works across 17 oblasts in Ukraine and maintains partnerships with Georgia, Belarus, and Bulgaria.