On February 24, 2022, at 5.00 a.m., russia started its large-scale military offensive on the territory of Ukraine. The shortest month of a year turned out to be the longest bloodshed of a year for Ukrainians and the entire civilized world.
These 12 months of the large-scale war caused the largest migration movement in Europe since the World War II — 15 million Ukrainians have left their homes and became internally displaced persons (IDPs) or refugees; over 1,370 healthcare facilities in Ukraine have been destroyed or damaged by russian invaders, who are committing war crimes against the population denying civilians access to vital services and treatment, torturing and killing people. People living with HIV and TB, clients of programs supported by Alliance, social workers, and physicians are dying as a result of the war.
Video: Annual summary from Andriy Klepikov, Executive Director of the Alliance for Public Health
Since the early days of the war Alliance for Public Health (Alliance) has worked together with other civil society and community organizations, healthcare facilities, Ministry of Health, Public Health Center, and other government organizations to support people and keep the HIV and TB epidemics under control. And with joint efforts, we have succeeded!
During one year of the war, 4 times more people have become Alliance beneficiaries than in previous years – over 1 million Ukrainians! Due to our cooperation with donors and partners, Alliance has delivered and handed over 2,000 tons of humanitarian and medical cargoes to more than 200 healthcare facilities throughout Ukraine, including in the liberated areas of Kherson, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Sumy, and Chernihiv oblasts.
In this report, we present the most important findings resulting from the unique experience of a year of the indomitable struggle.