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.
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.