Brown University Ukraine Collaboration

Brown University Ukraine Collaboration


The Brown University Ukraine Collaboration is a joint venture between the Brown University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and HIV health and service providers in Ukraine through the support of the Elena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation. The collaboration engages the resources of Brown University to work with Ukrainian health providers to address the challenges of the HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) epidemics for children, women and their family members in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Pysansky: Ukraine has rich cultural and art traditions including pysanky (shown here), which are intricately decorated Ukrainian Easter eggs.Ukrainian Pysansky: Ukraine has rich cultural and art traditions including pysanky (shown here), which are intricately decorated Ukrainian Easter eggs.

ABOUT UKRAINE

Demographics
Ukraine is geographically the second largest country in Europe and has a population of approximately 46 million people. It became independent in 1991 with the dissolution of the former Soviet Union. This marked years of difficult transition for Ukraine and the country struggled with high inflation, a long recession and lasting detrimental effects on its health care system.

Essays on Public Health in Ukraine by Brown University Ukraine Collaboration Researchers

A Dark Cloud: The Fight Against TB Carries on in Ukraine, by Natasha Rybak. Published in Brown Medicine Magazine.

The Quietest Casualties: Russian Public Health Policies Cause Patient Deaths in Crimea, by Jennifer J. Carroll. Published in CritCom: A Forum for Research and Commentary on Europe.

Polio in Ukraine (in Ukrainian), by Mika Bachmaha. Published in LB.ua Magazine.

Writing grief: Death and bereavement in ethnographic texts, by Jennifer J. Carroll. Published in Medicine Anthropology Theory (MAT).

Brown researchers Natasha Rybak and Tim Flanigan meet with the International HIV/AIDS AllianceBrown researchers Natasha Rybak and Tim Flanigan meet with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance