Olivia Woodrow

Provision of addiction treatment services during the war in Ukraine

Shared by Olivia Woodrow - 7 July 2023
Originally posted by Olivia Woodrow - 7 July 2023
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This webinar is held under the joint initiative of ISSUP Ukraine, the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and ICF "Alliance for Public Health".

Time: 10AM United Kingdom | 12PM Ukraine

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This webinar aims to bring together Ukrainian experts and the international community of mental health professionals to discuss the current state and key issues of providing psychiatric care to the population using psychoactive substances during wartime. The war has a negative impact both on the very structure of the provision of psychiatric care and on the mental health of the person who needs it. War has a long-term negative impact on the organization of mental health care. The occupation of cities, damage and destruction of infrastructure, as a result of massive artillery and missile attacks by the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine, had a significant impact on the provision of assistance to the population using psychoactive substances and on the structure of psychiatric assistance in general.
The reports of the speakers of the webinar will be devoted to the specifics of the implementation of projects and national programs of support for opioid substitution therapy (ОST) and HIV in the conditions of war in Ukraine. 


1) National HIV and OSt programs in the context of the war in Ukraine.
Olga Gvozdetska, Acting Deputy General Director, Public Health Center of the MOH of Ukraine

2) Implementation of the projects to support the Opioid substitution therapy (OST) program in Ukraine.
Yevheniia Zakrevska, Program manager (OST-GF), ICF "Alliance for Public Health"



Webinars and online events delivered and hosted by the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) are provided for informational purposes only. They are educational in nature and do not constitute medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.