News from the Region

Kazakh feminist organisation denied registration

Kazakh Feminist Collective ‘Arbitrarily’ Denied Registration RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service, 13 September 2019   Feminita co-founder Gulzada Serzhan (file photo)   ALMATY — Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Kazakh authorities for their “arbitrary and discriminatory” refusal to register a feminist…

Transforming Azerbaijan’s health system

Supporting Azerbaijan in transforming its health system 05-09-2019 Published by WHO Dr Hande Harmanci, WHO Representative and Head of Country Office, Azerbaijan: A strong healthcare system is a cornerstone of sustainable development, and the key to building the prosperous future we…

Annual Report on Volunteering in Russia

The Ministry of Economic Development has published its annual report on volunteering in Russia 03.09.2019 The Ministry of Economic Development report contains statistics on the dynamics of the development of volunteering, a review of the legal norms of regulations of…

Russian region trials foster care for elderly people

Ministry of Labour suggests regions introduce foster care for elderly people   27.08.2019   Since 2019, in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug the guardianship authorities have appointed an assistant to lonely elderly people, who provides them with a family and takes…

Emergency health services in eastern Ukraine

Scaling up emergency health services in eastern Ukraine: the ABCDE of trauma care Published by WHO 26-08-2019 Trauma care, as an area of essential expertise for saving lives and protecting people from disabilities, is vital in eastern Ukraine’s conflict affected…