Tuesday, July 6, 2010

HealthRight organizes study tour for health and social service providers in Ukraine

UKRAINE - From July 1 through 3, HealthRight International organized a study tour to Kyiv and Chernihiv for Ukrainian government and civil society representatives and providers responsible for child welfare, as well as specialists working with street and at-risk children and youth.  The study tour introduced participants from throughout Ukraine with models and best practices developed by HealthRight and its partners to meet the health and social needs of street and at-risk children and youth.

The tour included a visit the Kyiv City Center of Social Services for Families, Children and Youth where participants met with Director Valerii Tantsyura and Deputy Director Ludmila Suk. They also had the opportunity to meet with street outreach teams – a model for outreach developed by HealthRight. The delegation visited the City of Happy Children Center, the Kyiv Right-Bank Center for HIV-positive Children and Youth, the Emergency Center for Children and the Kyiv State Center of Social and Psychological Assistance of Families.

In Chernihiv the group met with Deputy Chairman of Chernihiv Regional State Administration on Humanitarian, Political and Legal Issues Viktor Tkanko, and participated in a round table  on the experience of Chernihiv government and civil society efforts to prevent child homelessness and abuse. The round table was attended by leaders and representatives from state and non-governmental organizations from Chernihiv, Donetsk and Kyiv.

Learn more about HealthRight’s work in Ukraine.