The level of corruption in the health sector in the Eastern European and Central Asian region is alarming. A recent survey by EBRD shows one in three respondents making informal payments or gifts to receive treatment in public healthcare facilities. We know corruption affects governance negatively. Estimates also show that the cost of corruption equals… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Health
In Central Asia, after the Soviet Union’s collapse, uranium enrichment largely stopped in former Soviet countries like Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. This left behind “yellow hill” tailing sites storing huge amount of low grade processed uranium ore. Water, soil, and air pollution due to tailings have had critical impact on everyday life for years in this region.
We recently asked our colleagues and partners to share their thoughts on UNDP’s role in addressing Health Equity and HIV meaningfully in Eurasia. Our contributors agreed that the first wealth is health. Without ensuring the access to health of the poorest, most marginalized and excluded groups of society, sustainable human development is unattainable.
I have been living with HIV for 15 years. I am one of those who chose the “wrong” guy.
Over a year has passed since we started discussing how to leverage behavioural insights to tackle tuberculosis in Moldova. Back then Alex described how – together with BIT – we wanted to understand TB patients’ behaviour in order to identify the bottlenecks in adhering to treatment.
For over five years, I have been working for access to essential medicines. I have always been amazed to see how it is the poor countries that often must pay the most when it comes to keep their citizens healthy. Consider antiretrovirals – these live-saving medications are crucial for keeping HIV a chronic and treatable… Read more »
112 is one of the most dialed phone numbers in Georgia. In 2013 alone, over eight million emergency calls were made to this national response hotline. Their website lists emergency services available for children, a video tour, and frequently asked questions for those who may need immediate help. They provide everything for everyone – except… Read more »
Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting the World Health Organization (WHO) in Copenhagen. I was there to participate in their annual meeting and to speak about how I think we can work together on health. You can read the whole speech here, but to give you a little spoiler – I think we can… Read more »
I have lived and worked in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for most of my professional life. As a human rights lawyer, I am always happy to observe when adequate legal solutions are found, paving the road to progress and development in our region. It is equally difficult for me to see the process in… Read more »
Early last month, I was honoured to have the opportunity to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina at Observatory Venice Summer School 2014, a six-day networking and educational event. Thanks to the financial assistance of UNDP in Europe and Central Asia‘s HIV, Health and Development team, I was able to meet with more than 40 specialists from the global health… Read more »