11 April 2014
UWC Director of Humanitarian Initiatives and Canadian medical delegation
meet with Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Health
On 9 April 2014 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Director of Humanitarian Initiatives Ulana Suprun and a team of five Canadian medical professionals met in Kyiv with Minister of Health of Ukraine Oleh Musiy and Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Sych to discuss practical cooperation between the diaspora and Ukraine on health issues.
The Canadian volunteers, led by Khrystia Waler from the Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF), have travelled to Ukraine to determine priorities for medical training, treatment and technology. This assessment will help determine the most efficient use of Canadian resources for aid and is co‑sponsored by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and CUF.
Sharing the experience of a two-day visit to the Eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the team emphasized with government officials the intent of the project to work with all regions of Ukraine.
"We look forward to working with the Government of Ukraine with the goal of offering support and expertise for health system reforms," stated UWC Director of Humanitarian Initiatives Ulana Suprun.
For more on the meeting visit the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
For more on the Canadian project visit the UCC web site.
The UWC is the international coordinating body for Ukrainian communities in the diaspora representing the interests of over 20 million Ukrainians. The UWC has member organizations in 33 countries and ties with Ukrainians in 14 additional countries. Founded in 1967, the UWC was recognized in 2003 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council as a non‑governmental organization (NGO) with special consultative status.