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Untreated AIDS patients due to corruption

June 29, 2012 | Comments Off on Untreated AIDS patients due to corruption

A recent article in The Washington Post claims that tens of thousands of AIDS patients in Ukraine are untreated due to corruption. Read the full article here.

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Special Needs and Euro 2012

June 22, 2012 | Comments Off on Special Needs and Euro 2012

We have been hearing some rumblings about the extravagant funds that were needed to properly co-host Euro 2012. And for what? If you’re not a sports enthusiast, and particularly futbol, do you really care that stadiums were upgraded? Do you really care about the huge fan zones, added security, tourists? Some businesses — particularly beer…

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Not Forgotten — The Secret of Autism in Ukraine

June 21, 2012 | Comments Off on Not Forgotten — The Secret of Autism in Ukraine

June 21. Only 10 more days to vote. What? Vote on what, you ask? Thanks for asking. Ten years ago autism was forbidden to be diagnosed in Ukraine. It was Ukraine’s little secret. The stigma of such a diagnosis was just too much to handle. Now, thanks in part to friends in Alabama, autism is…

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Blog challenges

May 22, 2012 | Comments Off on Blog challenges

After temporary malfunctions with this blog site, it seems to have fixed itself. But only because I had ‘the man’ here who could have helped me retrieve missing posts, etc. Just when I think I have SOME idea of what I’m doing on this ol’ computer/blog/website, I realize that there’s so much more to learn.…

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Measles outbreak in Ukraine

April 20, 2012 | Comments Off on Measles outbreak in Ukraine

In anticipation of Ukraine and Poland co-hosting Euro 2012 in early summer, this article warns the global community to be aware of a measles outbreak in Ukraine. If you plan to attend this major sporting event, or visit cities where the matches are being played, or have friends that will be attending, this warning is…

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Irina Galina

February 10, 2012 | Comments Off on Irina Galina

Encouraging medical professionals, building relationships and learning what is happening in medicine throughout Ukraine frequently requires Jim to travel. Typically these trips are by overnight train, maximizing his time and allowing him to arrive at his destination reasonably refreshed. Recently Jim and his assistant Anatoliy had the opportunity to travel to Odessa. They stayed with…

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HIV/AIDS in Ukraine

December 6, 2011 | Comments Off on HIV/AIDS in Ukraine

A recent report in The Economist revealed some disturbing information about the HIV/AIDS problem in Ukraine, and also the government’s response. Details on Marianna’s blog. The general public needs much education concerning truth and myths regarding this disease…the stigma associated with it includes unwarranted fear that then results in condemnation and isolation.

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Word on the street

November 27, 2011 | Comments Off on Word on the street

What did people say following the conference? Feedback is essential to see where we excelled, where we dropped the ball, and how we might better plan for the next conference. One student organizer said,  “I had lots of doubts because of tension and our ability to manage 400 students.  It was a privilege to help…

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International Christian medical students conference

November 23, 2011 | Comments Off on International Christian medical students conference

From Europe and America, speakers began to arrive in Ternopil for the pre-conference prayer meeting.  Many of these speakers traveled to Ukraine as a direct result of UMO participating in three events:  First, the International Saline Partnership meeting in January (This group consists of nine Christian medical organizations who have agreed to use the International…

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Conference planning

November 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Conference planning

What seems impossible for man is possible for God! Typically major conferences take a full year or more in advance to prepare. Usually, speakers are booked way ahead of time as well as the conference location and all of the logistics. So how was it possible for 400 students of the medical professions to gather…

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