How the COVID-19 pandemic will impact China and Global Supply Chains and the ramifications for Ukraine
Although the quarantine is being eased, SARS-CoV-2 is not going to disappear, so it is necessary to introduce the right measures to mitigate the risks of its further spread. The health and wellbeing of the community is the responsibility of local governments. For far too long, public officials at various levels have avoided the topic of healthcare as something toxic or hopeless. Now is the time to fundamentally change this attitude and make the issue of the health of one’s city, village or UTC [united territorial community] a top priority on the government’s agenda.
Societies that are directed by science, in which decisions are taken on the personal and national levels based on scientifically-proven facts, evidence, and with the help of critical thinking, and not because “that’s the way it’s supposed to be” or “that’s the way it’s always been”, are more developed, more economically stable and generally more successful. A society’s attitude toward science determines its level of development, as well as its potential.
Culture is a distinct branch of the economy. It allows countries to attract investments and create jobs, thereby replenishing the state treasury. In addition, culture can server to defend a country from external aggression while promoting its interests abroad.
If we are frugal with our culture today, we risk losing it tomorrow.
Ensuring uninterrupted access to water and soap, as well as other hand hygiene products such as antiseptics, is critical in today's realities of life. Why?
The Chinese government’s initiative to revive the “Silk Road” – called the Belt & Road Initiative – claims to be the largest and most expensive infrastructure project in world history. Its creation will have financial and geopolitical consequences for the global economy, including Ukraine. This brief analyzes, in part, the concomitant risks associated with China's infrastructure projects with a focus on the Russian Federation’s interest in this process.
The next year will definitely become a decisive challenge for the transformation in the system of healthcare in Ukraine. The changes in the financing system in hospitals and poly clinics, the transit to a new internship model, the launch of transplantation, and many other factors are key reasons for this challenge. Additional challenges already appear before the Ministry of Health because of the loss of professional civil servants who quit their posts due to differences in values with the new administration. We prepared a “to do” list for the sphere of healthcare in 2020 at the request of “Tyzhden’”.
Misinformation, propaganda, diversity of public opinion, manipulation, psychological and psychotropic pressure, and rumors are the instruments which have accompanied Russia’s actions on the other “frontline” in the information war against Ukraine.
We still don’t have the instruments to counter the spread of propaganda narratives and influence the perception of Ukrainians in this hybrid war. Because of this, we are virtually unable to defend ourselves in the information space, and do not have clearly defined principles based on international practices and standards.
The world needs 99 ½ more years to fill the gender gap. Another century is needed to destroy the barriers in order to create a level playing field in the key spheres of life for everyone. This is only possible under the conditions that countries are going to develop in a rather rapid pace.
The National Health Service of Ukraine (NHSU) is the national insurance provider, which guarantees medical services for all citizens of Ukraine, has started a contest for the post of the Head of the NHSU today.
The NHSU finances the “Available Medicine” (Dostupni Liky) program; a primary healthcare link - by signing contracts with hospitals and family doctors; allocates funds for the treatment of each patient, and thus provides free services to Ukrainian citizens with their family doctors, pediatricians and nurses.