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Gender equality in COVID-19 response in Europe and Central Asia

Socio-economic impact assessments, undertaken by UN agencies to support governments in the Europe and Central Asia region, show that the pandemic has had a profound and disproportional impact on women…  


Satellite data monitors air pollution from space during COVID-19, helps inform policymakers

As evidence mounts of the association between air pollution levels and higher COVID-19 death tolls, a joint study by UNDP and the European Space Agency (ESA) provides insight on the impact of the…  


Positive women

What’s it like living as an HIV positive woman in the Tajikistan of today? Delve into the lives of Madina and Tahmina and explore their struggles in this graphic novel.  


Doctors join forces to ease pain on both sides of the Nistru river

“Losing someone you love is traumatic. But when someone you love dies in pain, something dies in you.” Until recently, Moldova’s breakaway region had no access to palliative care.  


Being LGBTI in the Western Balkans Easier, Yet Far from Easy

Thanks to better laws and protection across the Western Balkans, the situation of LGBTI people has improved. However, the challenges and shortcomings in the implementation of laws, as well as the…  


One third of the workforce in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in precarious jobs: UN report

With 37 million people in informal or vulnerable jobs – the equivalent of a third of the working population -- social safety nets in Eastern Europe, Turkey and Central Asia are increasingly coming…  


No one carries water in this Uzbek village...anymore

Suffering from an outdated water system in disrepair, a village in Uzbekistan found a sustainable solution to accessing safe drinking water.  


Tuberculosis recovery requires more than just medicine

Tuberculosis (TB) treatment is a very long and complicated process. Often, patients are left to face the condition on their own because people are afraid of contamination. Many lose their jobs and…  


Goal 3: Good health and well-being


How one man’s struggle led to a health care success in Ukraine

From one man's struggle to manage his leukemia treatment to sweeping changes in medical procurement - the landscape of health care access in Ukraine has dramatically shifted.  

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