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, tuberculosis (TB) and health 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 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 45 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.

 

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