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08.31.2023

Project HOPE Opens a New Health Clinic in Ukraine

On August 28, Project HOPE – the global health and humanitarian organization – celebrated the opening of a new outpatient health clinic in the previously occupied village of Zahatlsi in the Kyiv region, which will serve 5,000 people from the surrounding region.

On August 28, Project HOPE – the global health and humanitarian organization – celebrated the opening of a new outpatient health clinic in the previously occupied village of Zahatlsi in the Kyiv region, which will serve 5,000 people from the surrounding region.

Zahaltsi and the surrounding region suffered significant damage during Russian occupation with 130 health facilities damaged and two destroyed. This site was home to a health clinic that served the 13 surrounding villages, but the building was damaged by Russian artillery shelling during the occupation and could no longer function as a medical facility. Recognizing the urgent need for a modern healthcare facility to serve the surrounding communities, Project HOPE, in partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, set to work constructing a new clinic. After six months of construction, the health clinic opened to the public this week and will be staffed by two family physicians.

“While designing and building this clinic, we were guided by the principles that would create a safe place: barrier-free, comfortable, and accessible – both for the residents of the community and for the doctors themselves. The clinic has a technical area for clinicians, a reception area for patients, and a laboratory so that patients can get lab work and test results on the spot,” said Yulia Rudnichenko, Project HOPE’s Program Coordinator for Reconstruction. “We are proud that this clinic will bring some support for this community, which suffered so much during the occupation.”

Mykola Boyko, Deputy Head of the Kyiv City State Administration, emphasized the importance of cooperation between local governments and international partners and donors: “The opening of the clinic in Zahaltsi is another example of coordinated work. The Kyiv region has suffered enormous damage as a result of the Russian military occupation, but thanks to the hard work and support of our good friends and partners, we can show such a result.”

In total, Project HOPE is renovating 12 health and social facilities in Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Kharkiv oblasts. Ten facilities have been completed, one is currently under construction, and one is in the pre-construction stage.

Photos are available here. To schedule an interview, please contact media@projecthope.org.

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About Project HOPE
Founded in 1958, Project HOPE is a leading global health and humanitarian organization operating in more than 25 countries around the world. We work side-by-side with local health systems to save lives and improve health. Our mission is at the epicenter of today’s greatest health challenges, including infectious and chronic diseases, disasters and health crises, maternal, neonatal and child health and the policies that impact how health care is delivered. For more information on Project HOPE and its work around the world, visit www.ProjectHOPE.org and follow us on Twitter @ProjectHOPEorg.

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